The killing or wounding of people, typically on a large scale during a conflict: the president feared bloodshed and disorder if the demands for reform were not met
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- Fresh troops arrived in the city throughout the day, triggering fears of further bloodshed.
- The bloodshed has sparked fears that the violence could worsen ahead of the elections.
- Ignoring his instincts, Hopkins then rides away as the slaughter and bloodshed begins.