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1. Stained with blood: a bloodstained shirt.
2. Responsible for killing or slaughter: a bloodstained government.
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stained by or covered in blood
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1. stained with blood.
2. involving or guilty of murder, slaughter, or bloodshed.
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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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[ˈblʌdsteɪnd] ADJmanchado de sangre
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈblʌdsteɪnd] adj [clothes] → taché(e) de sang
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈblʌdˌsteɪnd] adjinsanguinato/a, macchiato/a di sangue
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
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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?
Koji Igarashi has long been associated with the popular "Castlevania" series of games, particularly with the hit PlayStation classic "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night." His new warmly received title, "Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night" is seen as ( a throwback to the earlier title , complete with side-scrolling action and a lot of monsters to slay in the name of good.
This past Autumn, the longest circumcision protest tour in history was undertaken by the Bloodstained Men & Their Friends.
A BLOODSTAINED England shirt worn by goalkeeping legend Gordon Banks is up for auction.
BLOODSTAINED clothing found dumped in a plastic bag matched the DNA of a child killer who was allegedly murdered by three men, a court has heard.
According to media reports, a bloodstained kurta (shirt) was found hanging in the washroom of Haq's room; but forensic examination revealed that the blood spots did not belong to the slain leader.
The suspect who was noticed to be loitering around the community with a bloodstained bag was challenged by some residents of the community who allegedly found that the bag contained human parts