Origin of leech1
OTHER WORDS FROM leechleechlike, adjective
Other definitions for leech (2 of 4)
Origin of leech2
Other definitions for leech (3 of 4)
Origin of leech3
Other definitions for leech (4 of 4)
How to use leech in a sentence
Improper burial, Dove says, could mean that harmful bacteria are leeching into the waterways.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon|Carrie Arnold|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And not just in our air or leeching into our ocean, but potentially showing up on our plate.Radioactive Tuna Won’t Kill You—but Should We Be Concerned About Mercury?|Daniel Stone|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.The Golden Butterfly|Walter Besant
British Dictionary definitions for leech (1 of 2)
- an archaic word for physician
- (in combination)leechcraft