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adjective as in freeloading

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Improper burial, Dove says, could mean that harmful bacteria are leeching into the waterways.

And not just in our air or leeching into our ocean, but potentially showing up on our plate.

In the second category are those instruments associated with leeching and cupping.

Cupping and leeching were less frequently practiced in the medieval period, although general bloodletting retained its popularity.

In fact, leeching the internal membranes enjoyed quite a vogue in the early nineteenth century.

Broussais offered the following explanation for the effectiveness of leeching.

Then Leeching, after loading his pistol, went to work with his comrade for an hour or so.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to leeching, such as: bumming, null, sponging, bloodsucking, and parasitical.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.