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Definition of bloodshed noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bloodshed

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈblʌdʃɛd//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the killing or wounding of people, usually during fighting or a war The two sides called a truce to avoid further bloodshed. The march ended in violence and bloodshed.
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