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bloodstained

[bluhd-steynd] /ˈblʌdˌsteɪnd/
adjective
1.
stained with blood:
a bloodstained knife.
2.
guilty of murder, slaughter, or bloodshed.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; blood + stained; see stain, -ed2
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bloodstained

/ˈblʌdˌsteɪnd/
adjective
1.
stained by or covered in blood
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Word Origin and History for blood-stained
adj.

1590s, from blood (n.) + past participle of stain (v.).

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