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Noun: bloodshed  'blúd,shed
  1. The shedding of blood resulting in murder
    "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen";
    - gore
  2. Indiscriminate slaughter
    "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder";
    - bloodbath, bloodletting, battue

Derived forms: bloodsheds

Type of: butchery, carnage, execution, mass murder, massacre, murder, slaughter, slaying

Encyclopedia: Bloodshed