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[bluhd-steynd] /ˈblʌdˌsteɪnd/
stained with blood:
a bloodstained knife.
guilty of murder, slaughter, or bloodshed.
Origin of bloodstained
1590-1600; blood + stained; see stain, -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As Pelle came to himself in his friends' arms, the big fellow staggered forward, holding out a bloodstained paw.

    A Soldier of the Legion C. N. Williamson
  • A bloodstained knife was found under the old merchant's pillow.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • On reaching it they picked up the bloodstained trail and followed it up the ravine.

    The Mystery of Carlitos Helen Randolph
  • How long had it taken—that frenzy of battle on the bloodstained beach?

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • He raised his right hand and all saw that he held the bloodstained knife.

    The Thirsty Sword Robert Leighton
British Dictionary definitions for bloodstained


stained by or covered in blood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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