donate/give blood

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of donate/give blood

: to have blood taken out of one's body so that it can be put into the body of a person who needs it
  • She donates/gives blood twice a year.

Word by Word Definitions

donate play
  1. : to make a gift of

  2. : to transfer (a particle, such as an electron) to another atom or molecule

  3. : to make a donation

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

blood play
  1. : the fluid that circulates in the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins of a vertebrate animal carrying nourishment and oxygen to and bringing away waste products from all parts of the body

  2. : a comparable fluid of an invertebrate

  3. : a fluid resembling blood

  1. : to stain or wet with blood

  2. : bleed

  3. : to expose (a hunting dog) to sight, scent, or taste of the blood of its prey


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