bloodshot

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

Definition of bloodshot

of an eye
: inflamed to redness

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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 One of the central characters, a boss named Oh Sang-sik, was always drawn the same way: stressed out grimace and bloodshot eyes. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, "South Korea’s president wants people to work less — and have more children," 28 June 2018 Dehydration affects all dogs and typical signs of dehydration include drooling, bloodshot eyes or sluggishness. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "7 ways to protect your dog from heat stroke and hyperthermia," 20 June 2018 When officers approached her car, Kebler had watery, bloodshot eyes, appeared incoherent and was slurring her speech, police said. Elizabeth Owens-schiele, chicagotribune.com, "Buffalo Grove police: Woman charged with DUI, endangering child following confrontation at gas station," 14 June 2018 Officers said Belle had bloodshot eyes and his breath smelled like alcohol, police wrote in the report. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Report: Former MLB All-Star Albert Belle arrested in Scottsdale," 26 Mar. 2018 Anderson’s dogs are mangy and emaciated, with bulging, bloodshot eyes, and voiced by Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Bob Balaban. Christian Lorentzen, The New Republic, "The earnest, ironic stylings of Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs”," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bloodshot

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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bloodshot

adjective

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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