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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With summer in full swing, the red-blooded American homeowner’s thoughts turn, naturally, to outdoor grilling. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "S.A.’s money’s no object, high-end outdoor kitchens," 2 July 2018 In Your Spirit: This cycle is activating your axis of willpower and compromise, and this is a creative struggle near and dear to your hot-blooded heart. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes April 2018," 27 Mar. 2018 If a pitcher throws at someone’s head during a hot-blooded episode, the intent doesn’t matter; that’s a 20-game suspension. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "A wish list for the 2018 baseball season," 24 Mar. 2018 Celebrities heartbroken by the news of the cold-blooded killing of a Bronx teen are speaking out against the gang violence and senseless act. Paula Rogo,, "#JusticeForJunior: Celebrities Share Condolences After Brutal Murder Of Bronx Teen Over Mistaken Identity," 25 June 2018 That is, a disciplined, cold-blooded tactician whose only goal is to beat the other party. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "Clout City / Politics / News Could Dems survive without Michael Madigan at the top?," 11 June 2018 All of the women in the tales are strong, bold, interesting, full-blooded characters. Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader, "Savanna Rae celebrates the badass women of Irish folklore in Daughters of Ire," 13 July 2018 Without Blunt’s character on hand to serve as an audience surrogate, the film’s sympathies instead shift to Gillick, a cold-blooded murderer with a longstanding personal vendetta against the cartels. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," 2 July 2018 That success has come with one significant pitfall: Glass has had to replace two coaches who left for bluer-blooded programs: Tracy Smith to Arizona State, and Lemonis to Mississippi State. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "IU's new coach just might be 'the Brad Stevens of collegiate baseball'," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of blooded

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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