bloodless

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adjective blood·less \ˈbləd-ləs\

Definition of bloodless

  1. 1 :  deficient in or free from blood

  2. 2 :  not accompanied by loss or shedding of blood a bloodless victory

  3. 3 :  lacking in spirit or vitality

  4. 4 :  lacking in human feeling bloodless statistics

bloodlessly

adverb

bloodlessness

noun

Examples of bloodless in a Sentence

  1. He fought his bloodless battles in the courtroom.

  2. They took control of the government in a bloodless coup.

  3. Her speeches are dull and bloodless.

  4. a bunch of bloodless numbers and statistics

  5. His face was bloodless with fear.

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First Known Use of bloodless

before 12th century


BLOODLESS Defined for English Language Learners

bloodless

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adjective

Definition of bloodless for English Language Learners

  • : done without killing people

  • : lacking feeling or emotion

  • : pale in color


Medical Dictionary

bloodless

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adjective blood·less \ˈbləd-ləs\

Medical Definition of bloodless

  1. :  free from or lacking blood a bloodless surgical field

bloodlessly

adverb

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