bloodstream

noun blood·stream \ -ˌstrēm \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of bloodstream

1 : the flowing blood in a circulatory system
2 : a mainstream of power or vitality
  • introduce into the economic bloodstream a large amount of money
  • Harper's

Examples of bloodstream in a Sentence

  1. The drug is now entering the bloodstream.

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First Known Use of bloodstream

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BLOODSTREAM Defined for English Language Learners

bloodstream

Definition of bloodstream for English Language Learners

  • : the flow of blood that moves through the heart and body


BLOODSTREAM Defined for Kids

bloodstream

noun blood·stream \ ˈbləd-ˌstrēm \

Definition of bloodstream for Students

: the circulating blood in the body

Medical Dictionary

bloodstream

noun blood·stream \ -ˌstrēm \

medical Definition of bloodstream

: the flowing blood in a circulatory system


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