Definition of bloodshed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblʌdʃɛd/


[mass noun]
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.
violence, fighting, hostilities, conflict, warfare, war, battle;
wounding, injury

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