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Meaning of BLOODSHED

Pronunciation:  'blud`shed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the blood of his kinsmen"
  2. [n]  indiscriminate slaughter

BLOODSHED is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: battue, blood, bloodbath, bloodletting, gore
 See Also: butchery, carnage, execution, homicide, mass murder, massacre, murder, slaughter, slaying



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Blood"shed`\, n. [Blood + shed]
The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of
shedding human blood, or taking life, as in war, riot, or

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