blood·​stain | \ ˈbləd-ˌstān How to pronounce bloodstain (audio) \

Definition of bloodstain

: a discoloration caused by blood

Examples of bloodstain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eight years later, Peterson was granted a retrial, when a judge ruled that bloodstain expert Duane Deaver misled the jury, as CNN reported. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 19 May 2022 In one photo, a man is lying next to puddles of blood, just inches from another man who is leaning on a pillar with what appears to be a large bloodstain on his leg. NBC News, 12 Apr. 2022 During the trial, prosecutors presented evidence that in the hours after his mother’s death, Peck withdrew money from her bank account and bought items, including rug cleaner to remove a bloodstain from his mother’s bedroom carpeting. Clifford Ward,, 2 Feb. 2022 After the attack, a bloodstain on Belhassen’s shirt was found to match McGhee’s DNA, and prosecutors said McGhee was featured in Powell’s Instagram feed. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2022 After the attack, it was discovered that a bloodstain on Belhassen’s shirt matched McGhee’s DNA, and prosecutors said McGhee was featured in Powell’s Instagram feed. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2022 Though he was allowed to testify, after a bruising cross-examination prosecutors decided not to rely on him as an expert in bloodstain-pattern analysis. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Jan. 2022 Ghost Deb encourages Dexter/Jim to just kill him, manifesting a bloodstain on her shirt to prove her point as to just what can go wrong when things are left for the police to solve. Kelly Mcclure, Vulture, 19 Dec. 2021 What Crumbley and his enabling parents are charged with having done to this community is horrific and permanent, as devastating as an atom bomb, as tough to remove as a bloodstain. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, 5 Dec. 2021 See More

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1614, in the meaning defined above

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blood·​stain | \ -ˌstān How to pronounce bloodstain (audio) \

Medical Definition of bloodstain

: a discoloration caused by blood

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