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blood British & World English

The red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans and other vertebrate animals, carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body

Blood British & World English

A member of a North American Indian people belonging to the Blackfoot Confederacy

what's bred in the bone will come out in the flesh British & World English

A person’s behaviour or characteristics are determined by their heredity

new blood British & World English

New members admitted to a group, especially as an invigorating force

first blood British & World English

The first shedding of blood, especially in a boxing match or formerly in duelling with swords

give blood British & World English

Allow blood to be removed medically from one’s body in order to be stored for use in transfusions

taste blood British & World English

Achieve an early success that stimulates further efforts

young blood British & World English

A younger member or members of a group, especially as an invigorating force

blood bank British & World English

A place where supplies of blood or plasma for transfusion are stored

blood-borne British & World English

(Of a disease, bacterium, virus, etc.) carried by the blood

blood cell British & World English

Any of the kinds of cell normally found circulating in the blood

blood clot British & World English

A gelatinous or semisolid mass of coagulated blood

blood count British & World English

A determination of the number of corpuscles in a specific volume of blood

blood donor British & World English

A person who gives blood for transfusion

blood feud British & World English

A lengthy conflict between families involving a cycle of retaliatory killings

blood film British & World English

A specimen of blood on a glass slide, used for microscopic investigation of possible abnormalities or pathogens

blood fluke British & World English

Another term for schistosome.

blood group British & World English

Any of the various types of human blood whose antigen characteristics determine compatibility in transfusion. The best-known blood groups are those of the ABO system

blood heat British & World English

The normal body temperature of a healthy human being, about 37 °C or 98.4 °F

blood horse British & World English

A thoroughbred horse

blood knot British & World English

A type of knot used by anglers to join two fishing lines

blood libel British & World English

An accusation that Jewish people used the blood of Christians in religious rituals, especially in the preparation of Passover bread, that was perpetrated throughout the Middle Ages and (sporadically) until the early 20th century

blood meal British & World English

Dried blood used for feeding animals and as a fertilizer

blood money British & World English

Money paid in compensation to the family of someone who has been killed

blood sport British & World English

A sport involving the hunting, wounding, or killing of animals

blood sugar British & World English

The concentration of glucose in the blood

blood test British & World English

A scientific examination of a sample of blood, typically for the diagnosis of illness or for the detection and measurement of drugs or other substances

blood-warm British & World English

(Of liquid) at body temperature; moderately warm

shed blood British & World English

Be injured or killed (or kill or injure someone)

cord blood British & World English

Blood from the human umbilical cord, a source of stem cells

draw blood British & World English

Cause someone to bleed, especially in the course of a fight

spill blood British & World English

Kill or wound people

smell blood British & World English

Discern weakness or vulnerability in an opponent

sweat blood British & World English

Make an extraordinarily strenuous effort to do something

whole blood British & World English

Blood drawn directly from the body from which none of the components, such as plasma or platelets, has been removed

half blood British & World English

The relationship between people having one parent in common

blood brother British & World English

A man who has sworn to treat another man as a brother, typically by a ceremonial mingling of blood

blood diamond British & World English

Another term for conflict diamond.

blood doping British & World English

The injection of oxygenated blood into an athlete before an event in an (illegal) attempt to enhance athletic performance

blood orange British & World English

An orange of a variety with red or red-streaked flesh

blood sausage British & World English

Another term for blood pudding.

blood-soaked British & World English

Covered or saturated with blood

blood typing British & World English

The testing of a sample of blood to determine an individual’s blood group

blood vessel British & World English

A tubular structure carrying blood through the tissues and organs; a vein, artery, or capillary

heart's-blood British & World English

The blood, as being necessary for life


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