bloodletting

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noun blood·let·ting \ -ˌle-tiŋ \

Definition of bloodletting

3 :elimination of personnel or resources

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First Known Use of bloodletting

13th century


BLOODLETTING Defined for English Language Learners

bloodletting

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Definition of bloodletting for English Language Learners

  • : the former practice of taking some blood out of the bodies of sick people to heal them

  • : the practice of causing someone to bleed as part of a religious ceremony

  • : the killing of people


Medical Dictionary

bloodletting

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noun blood·let·ting \ -ˌlet-iŋ \

medical Definition of bloodletting



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