bloodbath

noun blood·bath \ ˈbləd-ˌbath , -ˌbäth \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of bloodbath

1 : a great slaughter
2 a : a notably fierce, violent, or destructive contest or struggle
  • the campaign has become a bloodbath
b : a major economic disaster
  • a market bloodbath

Examples of bloodbath in a Sentence

  1. Thousands of people were murdered in the bloodbath.

  2. one side was so much better armed that the battle quickly turned into a bloodbath

Recent Examples of bloodbath from the Web

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First Known Use of bloodbath

1814


BLOODBATH Defined for English Language Learners

bloodbath

noun

Definition of bloodbath for English Language Learners

  • : a violent and cruel killing of many people



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