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bloodshed

Noun

1 the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the blood of his kinsmen" [syn: blood, gore]
2 indiscriminate slaughter [syn: bloodbath, bloodletting, battue]

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; destruction of life.
  2. The shedding of one's own blood; specifically, the death of Christ.
  3. A bloodshot condition or appearance; an effusion of blood in the eye.

Translations

The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter
The shedding of one's own blood; specifically, the death of Christ
A bloodshot condition or appearance; an effusion of blood in the eye

References

Extensive Definition

Bloodshed is a poetic term for widespread slaughter or destruction of life. The term may also refer to:

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In online gaming

BLOODSHED, a german MMO guild. Dedicated powergamers and elite PvP'ers.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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