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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Indiscriminate slaughter; Formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess hemoglobin (one of the four humors of medieval medicine).

Usage examples (36)
  • Ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name
  • Change will not come from recalling the bloodletting that Americans have engaged in.
  • Letting someone else use your blood is not the same as bloodletting, which is part of many ancient cultures.
  • In caves throughout Mesoamerica, the Maya once performed rituals such as bloodletting and sacrifice to the gods. for more
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