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See definition of leeching on Dictionary.com
  • as infreeloading
  • as inbleed
  • as inbleed
  • as infreeload

synonyms for leeching

  • bumming
  • sponging
  • bloodsucking
  • parasitical
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How to use leeching in a sentence

In the second category are those instruments associated with leeching and cupping.
BLOODLETTING INSTRUMENTS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGYAUDREY DAVIS
Cupping and leeching were less frequently practiced in the medieval period, although general bloodletting retained its popularity.
BLOODLETTING INSTRUMENTS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGYAUDREY DAVIS
In fact, leeching the internal membranes enjoyed quite a vogue in the early nineteenth century.
BLOODLETTING INSTRUMENTS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGYAUDREY DAVIS
Broussais offered the following explanation for the effectiveness of leeching.
BLOODLETTING INSTRUMENTS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGYAUDREY DAVIS
Then Leeching, after loading his pistol, went to work with his comrade for an hour or so.
THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLYWALTER BESANT
After this he helped to build a barn and a shed for a potashery establishment for leeching ashes.
FAMOUS AMERICAN STATESMENSARAH KNOWLES BOLTON
To this may be added mild blistering, cupping, or even leeching over the last ribs.
SPECIAL REPORT ON DISEASES OF THE HORSEUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
No wonder gout was a common disease, and the overheated blood needed to be reduced by cupping and leeching.
THE COLONIAL CAVALIERMAUD WILDER GOODWIN
Cupping, leeching, and all sorts of blood-letting were the chief dependence in olden times in all cases of fever.
THE COLONIAL CAVALIERMAUD WILDER GOODWIN
We feared, for a few minutes, that it really would be a case for a chirurgeon, with cupping and leeching and smelling salts.
PLUM PUDDINGCHRISTOPHER MORLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO LEECHING

  • bloodsucking
  • bumming
  • leeching
  • parasitical
  • sponging
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