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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 ?
In old days he saw justice in bloodshed and with his conscience at peace exterminated those he thought proper.
As a result a dispute arises amongst the Achaeans over the killing of Thersites, and Achilles sails to Lesbos and after sacrificing to Apollo, Artemis, and Leto, is purified by Odysseus from bloodshed.
He was the very man for us, this modern and unlawful wanderer with his own legend of loves, dangers, and bloodshed.
mediaeval Church and there was much bloodshed about it.
well, legislators and leaders of men, such as Lycurgus, Solon, Mahomet, Napoleon, and so on, were all without exception criminals, from the very fact that, making a new law, they transgressed the ancient one, handed down from their ancestors and held sacred by the people, and they did not stop short at bloodshed either, if that bloodshed--often of innocent persons fighting bravely in defence of ancient law--were of use to their cause.
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
Murat declared that negotiations for peace were already proceeding, and that he therefore offered this truce to avoid unnecessary bloodshed.
The Venetians, moved, as I believe, by the above reasons, fostered the Guelph and Ghibelline factions in their tributary cities; and although they never allowed them to come to bloodshed, yet they nursed these disputes amongst them, so that the citizens, distracted by their differences, should not unite against them.
Thus two opposite parties were formed; and so fierce were the dissensions that it was feared the consequence would be civil war and bloodshed.
But the Welsh degenerating from the nobility of the Britons, never after recovered the sovereignty of the island, but on the contrary quarreling at one time amongst themselves, and at another with the Saxons, never ceased to have bloodshed on hand either in public or private feud.
For a long time I could not conceive how one man could go forth to murder his fellow, or even why there were laws and governments; but when I heard details of vice and bloodshed, my wonder ceased and I turned away with disgust and loathing.
Rumors of war and bloodshed were flying every where.