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1. Stained with blood: a bloodstained shirt.
2. Responsible for killing or slaughter: a bloodstained government.


stained by or covered in blood



1. stained with blood.
2. involving or guilty of murder, slaughter, or bloodshed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bloodstained - covered with blood; "a bloodstained shirt"; "a gory dagger"
bloody - having or covered with or accompanied by blood; "a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight"
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blóîflekkaîur, blóîstokkinn
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[ˈblʌdsteɪnd] ADJmanchado de sangre


[ˈblʌdsteɪnd] adj [clothes] → taché(e) de sang


[ˈblʌdˌsteɪnd] adjinsanguinato/a, macchiato/a di sangue


(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 ?
Wait a bit, wait a bit, I know there are nineteen," said Levin, counting a second time over the grouse and snipe, that looked so much less important now, bent and dry and bloodstained, with heads crooked aside, than they did when they were flying.
O shining light, O beacon, polestar, path and guide of all Who, scorning slumber and the lazy down, Adopt the toilsome life of bloodstained arms
Then a thin, pale soldier, his neck bandaged with a bloodstained leg band, came up and in angry tones asked the artillerymen for water.
They muttered low gutturals of approval as bits of white hide or hairy bloodstained skin were torn from one contestant or the other.
So, quite unexpectedly, my brother found himself, panting, with a cut mouth, a bruised jaw, and bloodstained knuckles, driving along an unknown lane with these two women.
Minerva, therefore, took Mars by the hand and said, "Mars, Mars, bane of men, bloodstained stormer of cities, may we not now leave the Trojans and Achaeans to fight it out, and see to which of the two Jove will vouchsafe the victory?
Meanwhile, Emma is dressed in a bloodstained wedding gown while holding her injured husband James hostage at Wiley's Farm in a Misery-style storyline in which he tries to escape her clutches.
We believe the people responsible will have had large amounts of blood on their clothing and we're asking people to think back to that weekend and to recall if someone they know came home with bloodstained clothes.
Witnesses recounted how they heard screams and saw a bloody hand throwing a bloodstained knife under the handicapped toilet stall at the mall.
During the investigation into the fire, which left the unit in tatters, police found the door to the youth project smashed and a bloodstained clipboard nearby.
POLICE investigating the discovery of a bloodstained babygrow have matched the DNA on the clothing to blood on a baseball cap.
My checklist of protest supplies was thorough: a sturdy traveler's portfolio with my homemade signs, picket sticks, clips, a ski jacket, a bloodstained suit, my beanie, some dried fruit and nuts, and a Nalgene water bottle.