vampirism

noun
vam·​pir·​ism | \ ˈvam-ˌpī(-ə)r-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce vampirism (audio) \

Definition of vampirism

1 : belief in vampires
2 : the actions of a vampire

Examples of vampirism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Garlic and sunlight can worsen the symptoms, so people with porphyria might avoid it -- a habit some people attributed to vampirism. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 11 June 2021 It’s one in which Jungwon (17), Heeseung (19), Jay (19), Sunoo (17), Sunghoon (18), Jake (18), and Ni-Ki (15) navigate their dreams and ambitions but also darkness, desire and vampirism. Taylor Glasby, Vogue, 18 May 2021 However, vampirism was also believed to have existed in early New England. courant.com, 25 Sep. 2020 However, vampirism was also believed to have existed in early New England. courant.com, 25 Sep. 2020 However, vampirism was also believed to have existed in early New England. courant.com, 25 Sep. 2020 However, vampirism was also believed to have existed in early New England. courant.com, 25 Sep. 2020 However, vampirism was also believed to have existed in early New England. courant.com, 25 Sep. 2020 However, vampirism was also believed to have existed in early New England. courant.com, 25 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of vampirism

circa 1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of vampirism was circa 1796

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16 Jun 2021

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“Vampirism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vampirism. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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vampirism

noun
vam·​pir·​ism | \ -ˌpī(ə)r-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce vampirism (audio) \

Medical Definition of vampirism

: a sexual perversion in which gratification is obtained by the drawing of blood

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