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 Officers noted that the woman had a swollen and bloodshot left eye. cleveland, "Man beats woman after seeing her in car with another man: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 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, "This would be the perfect way for Jason Garrett and the Cowboys to lose on Sunday," 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, "Are We All Living in the World Roy Cohn Created?," 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, "DUI charge dropped against Lake Zurich trustee as part of guilty plea, prosecutors say," 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, "Toddler boy not expected to survive grave head injury, brain trauma; mother and her boyfriend jailed on no bond," 8 Sep. 2019 The officer said Karl had bloodshot eyes and smelled of booze. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Denver fire captain suspended after intoxicated-driving conviction," 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, "OVI suspect drives over curb before arrest: North Olmsted Police Blotter," 23 June 2019 Pink eye can cause bloodshot eyes, itching, tearing, a gritty feeling, and crustiness, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s Exactly What to Do About Eczema on Your Eyelid," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of bloodshot

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bloodshot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bloodshot. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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More Definitions for bloodshot

bloodshot

adjective
How to pronounce bloodshot (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bloodshot

of eyes : having many red lines from lack of sleep, drunkenness, etc.

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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