bloodletting


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blood·let·ting

 (blŭd′lĕt′ĭng)
n.
1. Bloodshed.
2. The removal of blood, usually from a vein, as a therapeutic measure.
3. The laying off of personnel or the elimination of resources.

blood′let′ter n.

blood•let•ting

(ˈblʌdˌlɛt ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of letting blood by opening a vein; phlebotomy.
3. severe reduction, as in personnel or appropriations.
[1175–1225]
blood′let`ter, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bloodletting - formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
medical aid, medical care - professional treatment for illness or injury
phlebotomy, venesection - surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
cupping - a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
2.bloodletting - indiscriminate slaughterbloodletting - 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

bloodletting

noun
The savage killing of many victims:
Translations

bloodletting

[ˈblʌdˌletɪŋ] N (Med) → sangría f (fig) → carnicería f, baño m de sangre

blood·let·ting

n. efusión de sangre; sangrado de una vena; pop. sangría.
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This is the time for a little healthful bloodletting," was the conclusion of his remarks, after deploring the pacific methods of the police.
The bloodletting had certainly cleared Harvey's brain, and maybe the loneliness of the sea had something to do with it.
It's moved on from when monarchs were treated with arsenic and bloodletting.
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Let us hope that Tuesday's bloodletting is the last time the people have sacrificed for the glitterati.
Even those already anemic due to hookworm infestations or heavy monthly bleedings were thought to have foul blood and were subjected to bloodletting.
Former President said that the attacks on citizens and security forces and the bloodletting of innocent people cannot and must not be allowed to go on with impunity.
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The donors waited for their turn to give blood at a covered court in the military's Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) headquarters in a bloodletting event dubbed 'Dugo para sa Kapayapaan (Blood for Peace)' organized by Solcom.
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I think frankly then you will have a lot of bloodletting because it's clear that Jeremy Corbyn is not going to win, he's going to be trounced, the Labour Party's future is in great doubt and we have hung in there.