Bloodshedding

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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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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