blood shot

bloodshot

[bluhd-shot]
adjective
(of the eyes) red because of dilated blood vessels.

Origin:
1545–55; apocopated variant of blood-shotten. See blood, shotten

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bloodshot (ˈblʌdˌʃɒt)
 
adj
(of an eye) inflamed

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bloodshot
1550s, short for bloodshotten (c.1500), from blood + old pp. of shoot.
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bloodshot blood·shot (blŭd'shŏt')
adj.
Red and inflamed as a result of locally congested blood vessels, as of the eyes.

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