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

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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Horseshoe crabs, the blue-blooded burrowers in the genus Xiphosura, first appeared in the fossil record about 450 million years ago. Nadia Drake, National Geographic, "Bizarre horseshoe crabs are actually spider relatives," 27 Feb. 2019 The fact remains, take away the boyish charm and you’re left with a cold-blooded killer. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Vile and Evil," 3 May 2019 In the United States, SpaceX has pushed its blue-blooded competitor United Launch Alliance to slash jobs, sending the ULA scrambling to build a new rocket, called the Vulcan. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "As the SpaceX steamroller surges, European rocket industry vows to resist," 20 July 2018 In Southeast Asia, though, the company made a cold-blooded calculation that regulators in eight countries had little power to stop it from exiting. New York Times, "Uber’s Exit From Southeast Asia Upsets Regulators and Drivers," 28 May 2018 Even blue-blooded kids are, at the end of the day, kids. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince Jacques Dropped His Action Figure Into the Crowd During Monaco's National Day Celebrations," 19 Nov. 2018 But anytime a red-blooded boy like Captain Kirk gets a beautiful dame in his arms like Lt. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "50 years ago, Star Trek’s history was sealed with the Uhura-Kirk kiss," 22 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of blooded

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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