bloodshed

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Etymology[edit]

blood +‎ shed

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bloodshed (plural bloodsheds)

  1. The shedding or spilling of blood.
  2. A slaughter; destruction of life, notably on a large scale.
  3. (obsolete) The shedding of one's own blood; specifically, the death of Christ.
  4. (obsolete) A bloodshot condition or appearance; an effusion of blood in the eye.

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References[edit]

  • bloodshed in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911