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[en-sang-gwin] /ɛnˈsæŋ gwɪn/
verb (used with object), ensanguined, ensanguining.
to stain or cover with or as with blood:
a flag ensanguined with the blood of battle.
Origin of ensanguine
First recorded in 1660-70; en-1 + sanguine Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for ensanguined
Historical Examples
  • "I, master," and Tematau placed an ensanguined hand on mine.

  • We may conquer him on the ensanguined field, but he conquers us—or Henry of England!

    Under the Rose

    Frederic Stewart Isham
  • The struggling crowd had lashed his pugnacity and ensanguined his temper.

    The Californians

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • Yet, how can we imagine that a stain of ensanguined crime should attach to Miriam!

    The Marble Faun, Volume I. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The ensanguined skull was the first object that caught my eye.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • Even the water in vessels of stone and wood was ensanguined.

    Bible Romances George W. Foote
  • The ensanguined Sylla wept over the recital of the miseries he himself had caused.

    Martyria Augustus C. Hamlin
  • "But the name gives such an ensanguined suggestion," she objected.

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • She held the ensanguined head of Louis Devoe in her white apron.


    O. Henry
  • Perhaps the decrepit parent views his darling son leaving his peaceful abode to enter the ensanguined field, never more to return.

British Dictionary definitions for ensanguined


(transitive) (literary) to cover or stain with or as with blood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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