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From Latin sanguinolentus (of blood).


  • IPA(key): /sæŋˈɡwɪnələnt/
  • Hyphenation: san‧guin‧o‧lent


sanguinolent (comparative more sanguinolent, superlative most sanguinolent)

  1. Containing or tinged with blood.
    • 1829, M. Portal, "Pleuritis Hæmorraghica — Operation for Empyema — Death — Dissection", The Medico-Chirurgical Review, July 1829:
      On making a larger opening there issued three or four pints of a very sanguinolent fluid.
    • 1862, George Heinrich Gottlieb Jahr, Hull's Jahr: A New Manual of Homœopathic Practice, William Radde (1862), page 537:
      When the desire to urinate manifests itself chiefly at night, with burning pains when urinating, or emission, drop by drop, of sanguinolent urine.
    • 1892, Henry James, Nona Vincent:
      He still walked about London with his dreams, but as months succeeded months and he left the year behind him they were dreams not so much of success as of revenge. Success seemed a colourless name for the reward of his patience; something fiercely florid, something sanguinolent was more to the point.
    • 2010, Dentistry and Oral Diseases (eds. Tatjana Dostálová & Michaela Seydlová), Grade Publishing (2010), →ISBN, page 163:
      They are caused by an accumulation of blood or sanguinolent liquid inside the dental follicles, they may occur in the deciduous as well as permanent dentition.





Borrowed from Latin sanguinolentus. See also sanglant.


sanguinolent (feminine singular sanguinolente, masculine plural sanguinolents, feminine plural sanguinolentes)

  1. sanguinolent (covered or tinged with blood)

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