Meaning of bloodbath

blood•bath

Pronunciation: (blud'bath", -bäth"), [key]
— pl. -baths
  1. a ruthless slaughter of a great number of people; massacre.
  2. a period of disastrous loss or reversal: A few mutual funds performed well in the general bloodbath of the stock market.
  3. a widespread dismissal or purge, as of employees.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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