bloodstain

noun

blood·​stain ˈbləd-ˌstān How to pronounce bloodstain (audio)
: a discoloration caused by blood

Examples of bloodstain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Investigators also found blood on Rotter and observed bloodstains scattered throughout the couple's house in the hallway, bathroom and living room. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 Police swabbed bloodstains found on Lightfoot's clothes, property seized from the hospital, and the DNA profiles from those swabs matched a DNA profile of Ruf taken during her autopsy, the document states. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 6 Sep. 2023 The 37-year-old was catapulted to international attention earlier this year when she was asked to leave a Parliament session because of a bloodstain on her white suit pants. Elizabeth Wells and Eoin McSweeney, CNN, 5 Dec. 2023 A little before the four-minute mark, the men draw close enough to the camera that the bloodstains on the attacker’s stomach come into focus. Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2023 The reporters described seeing bloodstains and bullet holes as fragments of broken glass crunched beneath their feet. Before Friday’s reenactment with live gunfire, Schachter acknowledged his unease. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 4 Aug. 2023 The convictions owed in large part to Lee's testimony that there were bloodstains on a towel in the 65-year-old man's New Milford, Conn., home that linked the pair to the crime. Lizzie Hyman, Peoplemag, 27 July 2023 Police also swabbed bloodstains on Lightfoot's shirt, property seized from the hospital, and the DNA profiles from those swabs matched a DNA profile on Ruf taken during her autopsy, the document states. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 20 July 2023 Read full article At the scene of the strike were bloodstains, shattered glass and an overturned motorcycle. Cassandra Vinograd, BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bloodstain was in 1614

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“Bloodstain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bloodstain. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

bloodstain

noun
blood·​stain -ˌstān How to pronounce bloodstain (audio)
: a discoloration caused by blood
bloodstained
-ˌstānd
adjective

Medical Definition

bloodstain

noun
blood·​stain -ˌstān How to pronounce bloodstain (audio)
: a discoloration caused by blood

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