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bloodbath

or blood bath

[bluhd-bath, -bahth] /ˈblʌdˌbæθ, -ˌbɑθ/
noun, plural bloodbaths
[bluhd-bath z, -bahth z, -baths, -bahths] /ˈblʌdˌbæðz, -ˌbɑðz, -ˌbæθs, -ˌbɑθs/ (Show IPA)
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.
Origin of bloodbath
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; blood + bath1
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blood bath

noun
1.
indiscriminate slaughter; a massacre
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