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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 ?
It was in this scene of strife and bloodshed that the incidents we shall attempt to relate occurred, during the third year of the war which England and France last waged for the possession of a country that neither was destined to retain.
Though refusing, from conscientious scruples, to bear arms against land invaders, yet himself had illimitably invaded the Atlantic and Pacific; and though a sworn foe to human bloodshed, yet had he in his straight-bodied coat, spilled tuns upon tuns of leviathan gore.
Haitian bloodshed became an argument to show the barbarous nature of the Negro, a doctrine Wendell Phillips sought to combat in his celebrated lecture on Toussaint L'Ouverture.
Arthur was good for thirty years yet, he being about my own age -- that is to say, forty -- and I believed that in that time I could easily have the active part of the population of that day ready and eager for an event which should be the first of its kind in the history of the world -- a rounded and complete governmental revolution without bloodshed.
It was a common, horribly common, act of bloodshed -- the murder of a woman in farm-service by a man in the same employment who was jealous of her.
Jacques Three, with his usual craving on him, and evidently disappointed by the dialogue taking a turn that did not seem to promise bloodshed, held by Defarge's arm as he held by the turnkey's.
look forth yet again this is no time to faint at bloodshed.
Far better turn honest at once and avert bloodshed.
In doing this there needs to be no bloodshed or violence; and there shall be none, unless it be forced upon the national authority.
Oh, it is one continual, awful period of bloodshed from the time we break the shell until we gladly embrace the bosom of the river of mystery, the dark and ancient Iss which carries us to an unknown, but at least no more frightful and terrible existence
In old days he saw justice in bloodshed and with his conscience at peace exterminated those he thought proper.
Then the cardinal, whatever he said, very well knew that the horror of bloodshed in this encounter, in which Frenchman would combat against Frenchman, was a retrograde movement of sixty years impressed upon his policy; and the cardinal was at that period what we now call a man of progress.