bloodletting


blood·let·ting

noun \-ˌle-tiŋ\

: the former practice of taking some blood out of the bodies of sick people to heal them

: the practice of causing someone to bleed as part of a religious ceremony

: the killing of people

Full Definition of BLOODLETTING

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:  bloodshed
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:  elimination of personnel or resources

First Known Use of BLOODLETTING

13th century

blood·let·ting

noun \-ˌlet-iŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLOODLETTING

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