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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloodshed  \Blood"shed`\,  n.  [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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bloodshed 
  n  1:  the  shedding  of  blood  resulting  in  murder;  "he  avenged  the 
  blood  of  his  kinsmen"  [syn:  {blood},  {gore}] 
  2:  indiscriminate  slaughter  [syn:  {bloodbath},  {bloodletting}, 
  {battue}] 




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