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ensanguine

[en-sang-gwin] /ɛnˈsæŋ gwɪn/
verb (used with object), ensanguined, ensanguining.
1.
to stain or cover with or as with blood:
a flag ensanguined with the blood of battle.
Origin of ensanguine
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; en-1 + sanguine
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  • But in the attempt to incarnate and ensanguine it I failed wretchedly.

    Seven Men Max Beerbohm
  • His eyelids were inflamed, and but served to ensanguine the bitter and cold-blazing intensity of the pupils.

British Dictionary definitions for ensanguine

ensanguine

/ɪnˈsæŋɡwɪn/
verb
1.
(transitive) (literary) to cover or stain with or as with blood
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