Definition of sanguinary
- this bitter and sanguinary war
- —T. H. D. Mahoney
- a sanguinary stream
a movie so sanguinary that I covered my eyes during at least half of it
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First Known Use: circa 1623See Words from the same year
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allowing a liquid or gas to pass through
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