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bloodletting

blood·let·ting

bloodletting

 
pronunciation:
blud le tIng
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or practice of purging by opening a vein; phlebotomy.
similar words:
tap
definition 2: bloodshed.
similar words:
blood, bloodshed
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derivation: bloodletter (n.)