bloodstained

adjective
blood·​stained | \ ˈbləd-ˌstānd How to pronounce bloodstained (audio) \

Definition of bloodstained

1 : stained with blood
2 : involved with slaughter a bloodstained chronicle of war

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had to throw away the bloodstained washcloth after a particularly bad nosebleed
Recent Examples on the Web Russia’s first big thrust came in September 2015, when Moscow surprised the world with a bombing campaign in Syria that saved from defeat the bloodstained regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Angela Stent, WSJ, "Vladimir Putin’s Big Push Into the Middle East," 15 Feb. 2019 Another questionable decision made at the scene was the removal of a bloodstained mattress. Jeremy Gorner, chicagotribune.com, "Cook County watchdog clears medical examiner's office in probe into Chicago cop's apparent suicide," 2 July 2018 After the explosion, TV footage showed scattered sandals and school notebooks amid body parts and lifeless forms on the bloodstained pavement outside the registration center. Sayed Salahuddin, The Seattle Times, "At least 57 Afghans killed in Kabul suicide bombing, health officials say," 23 Apr. 2018 Carlino's bloodstained car was found abandoned on University Avenue. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Mob figure slain," 11 Feb. 2018 Russia’s first big thrust came in September 2015, when Moscow surprised the world with a bombing campaign in Syria that saved from defeat the bloodstained regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Angela Stent, WSJ, "Vladimir Putin’s Big Push Into the Middle East," 15 Feb. 2019 There, police found physical evidence, such as a bloodstained ax and a machete, according to copies of the case files reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. David Luhnow, WSJ, "Mexicans, Hit by Murder Wave, Face Long, Often Futile Wait for Justice," 25 Dec. 2018 Another questionable decision made at the scene was the removal of a bloodstained mattress. Jeremy Gorner, chicagotribune.com, "Cook County watchdog clears medical examiner's office in probe into Chicago cop's apparent suicide," 2 July 2018 The change in location of the game ignited protests from Palestinian activists, who displayed bloodstained shirts at a demonstration in Barcelona, where Argentina is practicing for the World Cup beginning June 14. Daniel Politi, New York Times, "Argentina-Israel Soccer Game Canceled Over Playing in Jerusalem," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of bloodstained

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bloodstained.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bloodstained. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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bloodstained

adjective
blood·​stained | \ -ˌstānd How to pronounce bloodstained (audio) \

Medical Definition of bloodstained

: stained with blood

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