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- 1. bloodshed, gore, murder, slaying, execution
- usage: the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"
- 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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