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bloodsucker

1. Someone who preys (monetarily) upon a person or people through deceitful means, as through extortion or by means of a con. That insurance salesmen ended up being a total bloodsucker. He signed me up for coverage that I can't use, and it has cost me a fortune!
2. One who depends upon the generosity or resources of another person in a parasitic manner. Your friend seems like a bit of a bloodsucker. He kept asking everyone to pay for his drinks all night long.
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The studies of fauna, phenology, and ecology of bloodsucking midges were conducted according to conventional methods [7-10].
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Led by Eddie Mikrut as the bloodsucking Count, the ballet simmered with a fabulous corps of ghouls who slithered and clawed on the stage as the toll of Dracula's victims mounted ever higher.
We meet an American businessman, and his two Russian colleagues, who are all mosquitoes - which lends new, if rather too obvious, body to the myth of the "bloodsucking capitalist." (Pelevin, to be fair, appears very fond of his three businessmen.) Natasha, a shy and pretty fly, starts an affair with the American capitalist-mosquito.
Were it not for his way with words--"bloodsucking Jews" is one of his boilerplate phrases--and a reputation built on a rather nasty hoax--the Tawana Brawley affair--this humble man of the cloth might only be known to us as a fat, medallioned tax cheat.
The bloodsucking aspect of the myth--not always prominent in Slavic folklore--particularly excited the popular imagination; it led to the typical literary representation of the vampire as a monster with protruding canines who draws blood from his victims' throats.
The leech, a type of bloodsucking worm applied to the patient from ancient times through the late 19th century to "treat" local inflammations and then largely abandoned as a therapeutic tool, recently made a comeback in medicine, especially because anticoagulants it secretes aid the drainage of small blood vessels, preventing clots during delicate microsurgery.