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 bloodletting bloodletting

noun

  • indiscriminate slaughter  ( battue, bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed )
    indiscriminate slaughter
     a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered
    a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered
     ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name
    ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name
     the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder
    the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder
     a huge prison battue was ordered
    a huge prison battue was ordered
  • formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)  ( bloodletting )
    formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)


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