Definition of bloodshed noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈblʌdʃed//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌdʃed//
[uncountable] Conflict
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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. This election result could well lead to further bloodshed. See related entries: Conflict
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bloodshed