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bloodshed

blood·shed

bloodshed

 
pronunciation:
bluhd shed
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part of speech: noun
definition: the spilling of blood through injury or violence, esp. the destruction of living beings; warfare.
An agreement was reached without bloodshed.
synonyms:
bloodletting, violence, warfare
similar words:
blood, bloodbath, butchery, carnage, killing, massacre, slaughter, war
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