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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bloodshed \Blood"shed'\, noun [Blood + shed] The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of shedding human blood, or taking life, as in war, riot, or murder.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bloodshed

noun

1: the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen" [syn: {bloodshed}, {gore}]

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" [syn: {bloodbath}, {bloodletting}, {bloodshed}, {battue}]


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