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blood·shed

 (blŭd′shĕd′)
n.
The shedding of blood, especially the injury or killing of people.

bloodshed

(ˈblʌdˌʃɛd)
n
slaughter; killing

blood•shed

(ˈblʌdˌʃɛd)

n.
1. destruction of life, as in war or murder; slaughter.
2. the shedding of blood.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bloodshed - the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
2.bloodshed - indiscriminate slaughterbloodshed - indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered"
carnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter, butchery - the savage and excessive killing of many people

bloodshed

noun killing, murder, massacre, slaughter, slaying, carnage, butchery, blood-letting, blood bath an end to bloodshed and to the economic chaos

bloodshed

noun
The savage killing of many victims:
Translations
سَفْكُ دِماء
krveprolití
blodsudgydelse
verenvuodatusverestysverilöylyveriuhri
krvoproliće
vérontás
blóîsúthelling
krvipreliatie
krvoproliće
kan dökme

bloodshed

[ˈblʌdʃed] Nderramamiento m de sangre
an act of mindless bloodshedun derramamiento de sangre sin sentido

bloodshed

[ˈblʌdʃɛd] neffusion f de sang
The government must increase the pace of reform to avoid further bloodshed → Le gouvernement doit accélérer les réformes pour éviter de nouvelles effusions de sang.

bloodshed

[ˈblʌdˌʃɛd] nspargimento di sangue

blood

(blad) noun
1. the red fluid pumped through the body by the heart. Blood poured from the wound in his side.
2. descent or ancestors. He is of royal blood.
ˈbloodless adjective
1. without the shedding of blood. a bloodless victory.
2. anaemic. She is definitely bloodless.
ˈbloody adjective
1. stained with blood. a bloody shirt; His clothes were torn and bloody.
2. bleeding. a bloody nose.
3. murderous and cruel. a bloody battle.
4. used in slang vulgarly for emphasis. That bloody car ran over my foot!
ˈbloodcurdling adjective
terrifying and horrible. a blood-curdling scream.
blood donor
a person who gives blood for use by another person in transfusion etc.
blood group/type
any one of the types into which human blood is classified. Her blood group is O.
ˈblood-poisoning noun
an infection of the blood. He is suffering from blood-poisoning.
blood pressure
the (amount of) pressure of the blood on the walls of the blood-vessels. The excitement will raise his blood pressure.
ˈbloodshed noun
deaths or shedding of blood. There was much bloodshed in the battle.
ˈbloodshot adjective
(of eyes) full of red lines and inflamed with blood.
ˈbloodstained adjective
stained with blood. a bloodstained bandage.
ˈbloodstream noun
the blood flowing through the body. The poison entered her bloodstream.
ˈblood test noun
an analysis of a patient's blood to find out if he/she has any diseases. etc.
ˈbloodthirsty adjective
1. eager to kill people. a bloodthirsty warrior.
2. (of a film etc) full of scenes in which there is much killing.
ˈbloodthirstiness noun
ˈblood transfusion noun
the process of giving blood to someone through the veins during an operation etc.
ˈblood-vessel noun
any of the tubes in the body through which the blood flows. He has burst a blood-vessel.
in cold blood
while free from excitement or passion. He killed his son in cold blood.
References in classic literature ?
I lay the whole blame of the blood shed between France and Germany at their door.
We are about to gain much honor, Sir William, in this enterprise, and it would be a sorry thing if the first blood shed were that of an unworthy boor.
The two men were at this juncture gone to find them out, and had resolved to fight them wherever they had been, though they were but two to three; so that, had they met, there certainly would have been blood shed among them, for they were all very stout, resolute fellows, to give them their due.
Is there not a sort of blood shed when the conscience is wounded?
But even suppose blood shed when the conscience is wounded?
The CM said the nation got peace due to the blood shed by the martyrs and the APS children had written the history with their blood for a secure and peaceful Pakistan.
Each side would box so clever, there had been too much blood shed.
The red symbolises the blood shed during the Battle of the Somme," he said.
He added: "While we reiterate our deep praise to them and a great pride in their efforts and showing off every drop of blood shed in defense of their homeland and their people and their holy places, we find it appropriate to make it clear directives of the authority to the protection of the sanctity of the people on the battlefield in confirmation of what it's very important.
He was speaking on Saturday in a press conference at Dargai Press Club that the issue between two tribe of Kot and Khanoori of Malakand Agency could be taken in to clash and blood shed but the security force play its role and turns the blood shed into peace.
This wannabe posterboy threatened us and then reiterated the ISIL aim of having more British blood shed on our streets.