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vampire

noun [C] uk   /ˈvæm.paɪər/ us    /-paɪr/
(in stories) a dead person who comes back to life and sucks blood from other people at night: The most famous vampire is Count Dracula of Transylvania.
Translations of “vampire”
in Korean 흡혈귀, 벰파이어…
in Arabic مَصّاص الدِماء…
in French vampire…
in Turkish vampir…
in Italian vampiro…
in Chinese (Traditional) (故事中的)吸血鬼…
in Russian вампир…
in Polish wampi-r/rzyca…
in Spanish vampiro…
in Portuguese vampiro, -a…
in German der Vampir…
in Catalan vampir, -a…
in Japanese 吸血鬼…
in Chinese (Simplified) (故事中的)吸血鬼…
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