Definition of blood-soaked in English:

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1Covered or saturated with blood: his blood-soaked body was found with multiple stab wounds
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  • One elderly man, still wearing bloodsoaked night clothes, was carried from the destruction.
  • I had to walk through the restaurant with napkins to my bloodsoaked head, past all the breakfast regulars, who all gaped in open-mouthed shock at the state of me.
  • His bloodsoaked vestments are now on display in San Salvador for pilgrims and tourists to see.
2Involving or characterized by bloodshed or cruelty: the blood-soaked history of the Crusades
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  • There's almost nothing here for an average movie-goer, even one who likes dumb action and bloodsoaked horror.
  • The death of Iphigenia ushers in a bloodsoaked cycle of revenge.
  • The film promises to be a bloodsoaked extravaganza of epic proportions.

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