blooding

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From blood +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

blooding

  1. present participle of blood

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English blodyng, equivalent to blood +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

blooding (plural bloodings)

  1. (medicine, historical) A bleeding.
    • 1832, The Edinburgh Review (page 470)
      Seven or eight annual bloodings, and as many purgations — such was the common regimen the theory prescribed to ensure continuance of health []

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