bloodshed

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noun blood·shed \ˈbləd-ˌshed\

Definition of bloodshed

  1. 1 :  the shedding of blood

  2. 2 :  the taking of life :  slaughter

Examples of bloodshed in a sentence

  1. Years of violence and bloodshed have left much of the country in ruins.

15th Century

First Known Use of bloodshed

15th century


BLOODSHED Defined for English Language Learners

bloodshed

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noun blood·shed \ˈbləd-ˌshed\

Definition of bloodshed for English Language Learners

  • : the killing of people especially in a war


BLOODSHED Defined for Kids

bloodshed

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noun blood·shed \ˈbləd-ˌshed\

Definition of bloodshed for Students

  1. :  serious injury or death caused by violence



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