bloodshed

[bluhd-shed]
noun
1.
destruction of life, as in war or murder; slaughter.
2.
the shedding of blood by injury, wound, etc.
Also, bloodshedding.


Origin:
blood + shed2

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bloodshed (ˈblʌdˌʃɛd)
 
n
slaughter; killing

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Word Origin & History

bloodshed
c.1500, "the shedding of (one's) blood," from blood + shed (v.). But the sense of "slaughter" is much older (early 13c., implied in bloodshedding).
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Example sentences
Play also offers a means for establishing social hierarchy without bloodshed.
Similarly, physicians who oppose bloodshed must neither do surgery nor
  prescribe it.
It has resulted in much more injustice and bloodshed than the one above.
Even in their present state they were valuable enough to incite avarice and
  bloodshed.
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