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vampirism

[vam-pahyuh r-iz-uh m, -puh-riz-] /ˈvæm paɪərˌɪz əm, -pəˌrɪz-/
noun
1.
belief in the existence of vampires.
2.
the acts or practices of vampires.
3.
unscrupulous exploitation, ruin, or degradation of others.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; vampire + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for vampirism

vampirism

/ˈvæmpaɪərˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
belief in the existence of vampires
2.
the actions of vampires; bloodsucking
3.
the act of preying upon or exploiting others
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Word Origin and History for vampirism
n.

1737, from vampire + -ism.

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