[ UK /blˈʌdsʌkɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈbɫədˌsəkɪŋ/ ]
  1. drawing blood from the body of another
    a plague of bloodsucking insects
  2. of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another
    a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses
    bloodsucking blackmailer
    parasitic vines that strangle the trees
    his indolent leechlike existence
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How To Use bloodsucking In A Sentence

  • a plague of bloodsucking insects
  • The extent to which I hate bloodsucking ticks can hardly be described and I subject myself to intense and private scrutiny when I return home.
  • But to give the old duffer his due, he isn't the first to attempt such a blatantly bloodsucking sonic hook-up.
  • The author, Jeff Eisenberg, is the CEO of Pest Away Inc., a New York City–based company that is championing the fight against the wingless, odorous, red-bodied, bloodsucking Cimex lectularius.
  • This August there will be dark clouds of bloodsucking creatures in Scotland. Weatherwatch: Beware the swarms of biting midges at dusk
  • Their bloodsucking bite can cause itchy red welts to appear on the skin of their victims.
  • Catfish are also extremely diverse, ranging in size from tiny three-quarter-inch-long bloodsucking candiru to the six-foot-long 300-pound monsters known as piraiba.
  • The discoveries of the bloodsucking pests at high-profile places are often not full-blown infestations, or even in public areas. NYC Bedbugs Scaring Off NYC Tourists
  • bloodsucking blackmailer
  • Although reading about some of them might amuse you, these are not the type of bloodsucking fiends you would want to come across in a dark alley. The Best Books of 2009: 10-6 | Fandomania
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