bloodshot

adjective
blood·​shot | \ ˈbləd-ˌshät How to pronounce bloodshot (audio) \

Definition of bloodshot

of an eye
: inflamed to redness

Examples of bloodshot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parents are urged to monitor for prolonged fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, bloodshot eyes, skin rash, and change in skin color, difficultly feeding, trouble breathing, racing heart, lethargy, irritability or confusion. Fox News, 13 May 2020 Officers noted that the woman had a swollen and bloodshot left eye. cleveland, 16 Nov. 2019 Then the locker room door opens and its Jerry Jones, storming in with bloodshot eyes full or rage and a heart full of disgust and sadness. Andy Nesbitt, For The Win, 20 Dec. 2019 Cohn had bloodshot eyes, a botched face-lift, thinning hair, and a leathery tan, as if he’d been left too long on the griddle. Dwight Garner, Town & Country, 20 Sep. 2019 Police have said Beaudoin smelled of alcohol following the crash, was slurring his words and had bloodshot eyes when he was stopped near the scene at Prairie Lane and Cedar Road. Phil Rockrohr, chicagotribune.com, 17 July 2019 Lawmen at the scene noticed the boy had knots and bruising on his forehead and bloodshot eyes. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 8 Sep. 2019 The officer said Karl had bloodshot eyes and smelled of booze. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, 3 July 2019 However, the officer said the driver was slurring his words, had bloodshot eyes, and smelled of an alcoholic beverage. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland.com, 23 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of bloodshot

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for bloodshot

bloodshot

adjective
blood·​shot | \ ˈbləd-ˌshät How to pronounce bloodshot (audio) \

Kids Definition of bloodshot

: red and sore bloodshot eyes

bloodshot

adjective
blood·​shot | \ ˈbləd-ˌshät How to pronounce bloodshot (audio) \

Medical Definition of bloodshot

of an eye
: inflamed to redness

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