Blood"suck`er (?), n.

1. Zool.

Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech (Hirudo medicinalis), and related species.

2.

One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer.

[Obs.]

Shak.

3.

A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.

 

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