Pronunciation: (vam'pīur-iz"um, -pu-riz"-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/vampirism.html on line 79 [key]
1. belief in the existence of vampires.
2. the acts or practices of vampires.
3. unscrupulous exploitation, ruin, or degradation of others.
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