blood·​ed | \ ˈblə-dəd How to pronounce blooded (audio) \

Definition of blooded

1 : having blood of a specified kind used in combinationcold-blooded
2 : being entirely or largely purebred a herd of blooded stock

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Examples of blooded in a Sentence

the expansive farm on which blooded Arabian horses are raised
Recent Examples on the Web The shiny blue screwworm fly lays its eggs in the open wounds of warm-blooded animals, so its larvae have something to eat. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "Why the government breeds and releases billions of flies a year," 11 Dec. 2019 The footage of the cold-blooded killing of Rashid al-Bakoush and the wounding of his brother on Thursday in Tripoli’s Serraj district went viral on social media. Washington Post, "Armed men’s cold-blooded killing sparks anger in Libya," 4 Oct. 2019 In the trailer for Little Women, Saoirse Ronan’s Jo March gives a hot-blooded monologue about her experiences as a young woman trying to build a writing career. Teen Vogue, "Greta Gerwig's Little Women Shows Female Characters as People," 10 Dec. 2019 Intelligence Manta rays have the largest brain-to-size ratio of any cold-blooded fish. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 26 Aug. 2019 Now farther east in India, the City Palace of Jaipur, the 300-year-old home of the royal family, has become the latest high profile blue-blooded estate to open to the public for Airbnb bookings—and this time not just for one night. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "You Can Now Book an Airbnb Stay in Jaipur's Royal Palace," 22 Nov. 2019 Over the course of five seasons, viewers witnessed Walter's gradual transformation from an uptight science teacher cooking meth in his tighty-whities to a manipulative, cold-blooded killer. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Redemption not guaranteed: El Camino is a fitting coda to Jesse Pinkman’s story," 19 Oct. 2019 There was the level of competition in the blue-blooded Atlantic Coast Conference was appealing. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Spurs’ Lonnie Walker plans all work, no play Miami reunion," 7 Oct. 2019 Like many hot-blooded rivalries, this one is replete with bonfires, after-hours graffiti and old-fashioned insults. Bruce Jenkins,, "Cal vs. Stanford: The Big Game often comes with a little tomfoolery," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of blooded

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jan 2020

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“Blooded.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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