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Meaning of BLOODLETTING

Pronunciation:  'blud`leting

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  indiscriminate slaughter
  2. [n]  formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
 

BLOODLETTING is a 12 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: battue, bloodbath, bloodshed
 
 See Also: butchery, carnage, cupping, mass murder, massacre, medical aid, medical care, phlebotomy, slaughter, venesection

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Blood"let`ting\, n. (Med.)
The act or process of letting blood or bleeding, as by
opening a vein or artery, or by cupping or leeches; -- esp.
applied to venesection.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aspiration, bane, bleeding, blood, bloodshed, braining, broaching, cupping, dealing death, destruction, destruction of life, dispatch, drafting, drainage, draining, drawing, emptying, euthanasia, execution, extermination, flow of blood, gore, immolation, kill, killing, lapidation, leeching, martyrdom, martyrization, mercy killing, milking, phlebotomy, pipetting, poisoning, pumping, ritual killing, ritual murder, sacrifice, shooting, siphoning, slaughter, slaying, stoning, sucking, suction, taking of life, tapping, venesection
 

 

 

 

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