bloodshed

noun blood·shed \ ˈbləd-ˌshed \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of bloodshed

1 : the shedding of blood
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.

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First Known Use of bloodshed

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BLOODSHED Defined for English Language Learners

bloodshed

Definition of bloodshed for English Language Learners

  • : the killing of people especially in a war


BLOODSHED Defined for Kids

bloodshed

noun blood·shed \ ˈbləd-ˌshed \

Definition of bloodshed for Students

: serious injury or death caused by violence


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