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vampire

1. A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition is now prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in hungary about the year 1730. The persons who turn vampires are generally wizards, witches, suicides, and persons who have come to a violent end, or have been cursed by their parents or by the church, (Encyc. Brit)

2. One who lives by preying on others; an extortioner; a bloodsucker.

3. (Science: zoology) Either one of two or more species of south American blood-sucking bats belonging to the genera desmodus and Diphylla. These bats are destitute of molar teeth, but have strong, sharp cutting incisors with which they make punctured wounds from which they suck the blood of horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as man, chiefly during sleep. They have a caecal appendage to the stomach, in which the blood with which they gorge themselves is stored.

4. (Science: zoology) Any one of several species of harmless tropical American bats of the genus Vampyrus, especially V. Spectrum. These bats feed upon insects and fruit, but were formerly erroneously supposed to suck the blood of man and animals. Called also false vampire.

(Science: zoology) Vampire bat, a vampire.

Origin: F. Vampire (cf. It. Vampiro, G. & D. Vampir), fr. Servian vampir

Alternative forms: vampyre.


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Hypothetical question about vampires

How about there's just accelerated tooth growth, and this forces the vampire to file down his teeth himself. They sharpen them either because they want to avoid the nerve endings deep within the tooth, or because it's convenient for blood sucking, or both.

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by wildfunguy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:53 pm
 
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Hypothetical question about vampires

... romance books describe them in one way or another. And of course there are a lot of different descriptions about humans transforming into vampires. Eye color changes (vampires even get glowing eyes), they gain weaknesses such as burning in the sun and super-abilities such as superspeed ...

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by eugene2k
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:30 pm
 
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Vampire?

... older person were to attempt to replace their blood supply on a regular basis with that from a much younger person? I don't mean literally like a vampire by drinking their blood, but maybe intravenously, on either a weekly or monthly basis, or on whatever basis necessary. Would this have any impact ...

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by jebus197
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:23 am
 
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drink type 1 diabetic's blood

giggittygiggittygoo, unless you have AIDS thaen that's bad or she's a vampire, or cannable, or it happens to be minight and your surrounded by black candles and there's a bloodstained alter bhind you. -Roan

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by Roan
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:31 am
 
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drink type 1 diabetic's blood

If she's a vampire, you might be in danger.

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by mith
Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:45 pm
 
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