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vampire

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noun vam·pire \ˈvam-ˌpī(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of vampire

  • in stories : a dead person who leaves the grave at night to bite and suck the blood of living people

Full Definition of vampire

  1. 1 :  the reanimated body of a dead person believed to come from the grave at night and suck the blood of persons asleep

  2. 2 a :  one who lives by preying on others b :  a woman who exploits and ruins her lover

  3. 3 :  vampire bat

vam·pir·ic play \vam-ˈpir-ik\ adjective
vam·pir·ish play \ˈvam-ˌpī(-ə)r-ish\ adjective

Examples of vampire

  1. <regarded debt collectors as vampires who made a living from the misery of others>



Illustration of vampire

Origin of vampire

French, from German Vampir, from Serbian vampir


First Known Use: 1732

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VAMPIRE Defined for Kids

vampire

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noun vam·pire \ˈvam-ˌpīr\

Definition of vampire

  1. :  the body of a dead person believed to come from the grave at night and suck the blood of sleeping people




Medical Dictionary

vampire

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noun vam·pire \ˈvam-ˌpī(ə)r\

Medical Definition of vampire





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