blood-letting

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blood-letting

(ˈblʌdˌlɛtɪŋ)
n
1. (Medicine) the therapeutic removal of blood, as in relieving congestive heart failure. See also phlebotomy
2. bloodshed, esp in a blood feud
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blood-letting

[ˈblʌdˌlɛtɪŋ] n (fig) → spargimento di sangue (Med) → salasso
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The trembling clown replied that as he lived and by the oath he had sworn (though he had not sworn any) it was not so much; for there were to be taken into account and deducted three pairs of shoes he had given him, and a real for two blood-lettings when he was sick.
I cannot, however, leave this country without giving an account of their manner of blood-letting, which I was led to the knowledge of by a violent fever, which threatened to put an end to my life and travels together.
He recovered, rallied, relapsed again, having undergone such a process of blood-letting and calomel as showed the strength of his original constitution.