blood bath

bloodbath

[bluhd-bath, -bahth]
noun, plural bloodbaths [bluhd-bathz, -bahthz, -baths, -bahths] .
1.
a ruthless slaughter of a great number of people; massacre.
2.
Informal. a period of disastrous loss or reversal: A few mutual funds performed well in the general bloodbath of the stock market.
3.
a widespread dismissal or purge, as of employees.
Also, blood bath.


Origin:
1865–70; blood + bath1

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blood bath
 
n
indiscriminate slaughter; a massacre

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