Definition of BLOODSHED


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

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