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- 1. bloodletting, medical care, medical aid
- usage: formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
- 2. bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue, slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery
- usage: 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"
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