Aderlass

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German āderlāʒ, āderlæʒe. Equivalent to Ader (vein) + the stem of lassen (to let).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːdɐlas/
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Noun[edit]

Aderlass m (strong, genitive Aderlasses, plural Aderlasse)

  1. (medicine, historical) bloodletting (archaic treatment by removing blood)
    Synonym: Schröpfen
  2. (figuratively) bloodletting, drain (diminishment of a resource)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Aderlass” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Aderlass” in Duden online