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 For the warm-blooded human residents of South Florida, wind chill temperatures may drop to the 30s across most of the region by Saturday morning, the Weather Service said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Falling iguana alert! Cold weather in Florida may cause iguanas to fall out of trees. But they're not dead.," 23 Dec. 2020 While Murray’s book is pure, cold-blooded statistics, Kristof and WuDunn’s book blends statistics and policy talk with heart-rending stories about poor Americans caught in a cycle of poverty, joblessness, drugs, alcohol and crime. Scott Burns, Dallas News, "Scott Burns: It’s time to find our hearts," 18 Dec. 2020 Early humans had warm-blooded mammalian bodies that both required heat and abhor combustion. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, "Something Was Wrong. My Nightgown Was in Flames," 10 Dec. 2020 Kloeck speculated that the gator was likely released by an irresponsible pet owner, and knew that the cold-blooded critter stood no chance of surviving the coming harsh winter. Outdoor Life, "Minnesota Hunter Shoots a 10-Point Buck (Then a Gator) on the Whitetail Opener," 17 Nov. 2020 But the long career of the Oscar winner -- who died Saturday at 90 -- was packed with full-blooded performances as other larger-than-life characters, as well. Jay Croft, CNN, "Beyond Bond, Connery's 5 decades of unforgettable roles included kings, rogues, and an Oscar," 1 Nov. 2020 This is no full-blooded gay romance beneath waving rainbow flags. Claude Peck, Star Tribune, "Review: 'Memorial,' by Bryan Washington," 23 Oct. 2020 Warm and nurturing, fast-talking and slow to boil, Satterfield was able to reach players who had stopped responding to Petrino’s colder-blooded coaching. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's Scott Satterfield took an avoidable risk by talking to South Carolina," 5 Dec. 2020 People even suspected that little Henry was the cold-blooded killer (and for good reason, because the kid was truly doing the most). Ineye Komonibo,, "The Undoing Promised Us A Juicy Twist & All We Got Was A Terrible Man," 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of blooded

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blooded was in 1572

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21 Jan 2021

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“Blooded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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