blood·​ed | \ ˈblə-dəd \

Definition of blooded

1 : having blood of a specified kind used in combination cold-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

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As an actor working during the turbulent psychosexual introspection of ‘70s-era Hollywood, Reynolds embodied the image of the red-blooded American male. Aja Romano, Vox, "Burt Reynolds, ’70s icon and movie star, is dead at 82," 6 Sep. 2018 Its self-destructive love triangle consists of Ippei, a wealthy middle-aged playboy; Yūko, his bored and neglected wife; and Kōji, a hot-blooded student who becomes Yūko’s lover and her instrument for marital vengeance. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Union of Death and Desire," 22 Nov. 2018 Brunson was cold-blooded down the stretch and showed off a phenomenal clutch gene, making a dagger with 1:18 left in OT on a jumper off an intuitive shot fake. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Jalen Brunson powers Villanova to Big East tournament championship," 10 Mar. 2018 Some people even replied with jokes about how their full-blooded siblings aren’t that nice to them. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "The Letter a Boy Wrote to His Sister After Finding Out They Have Different Dads Went Viral," 2 Aug. 2018 Catcallers, vigilante cops, transphobic jocks, and predatory older men are all one step away from becoming cold-blooded murderers — and the only way to stop them is to kill them first. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Assassination Nation is a vicious, cathartic horror film about misogyny," 21 Sep. 2018 Sympathetic stealth violence The vision of Lara as a dogged, tenacious survivor clashes inexorably with the competing vision of her as a cold-blooded and ruthless jungle predator. Daniel Starkey, Ars Technica, "Shadow of the Tomb Raider review: Fighting for my life and loving it," 10 Sep. 2018 The same proves true for Carmen Jones, a sultry tale of passion and violence fleshed out of the bones of a hot-blooded opera. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Carmen Jones': Theater Review," 28 June 2018 As any hot-blooded Texan would, her husband promptly grabbed a shovel and beheaded the snake. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Severed rattlesnake head bites man who decapitated it," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of blooded

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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