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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. 2017.
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  • Anseric, at the head of his troop, was cutting an ensanguined road before him with a long-handled axe.

    Annals of a Fortress E. Viollet-le-Duc
  • We may conquer him on the ensanguined field, but he conquers us—or Henry of England!

    Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham
  • Then deepens it, taking care not to touch the ensanguined edge of the orifice, or come near it.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • "I, master," and Tematau placed an ensanguined hand on mine.

  • The azure and emerald of late afternoon drifted into the ensanguined gold of sunset.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • The ensanguined skull was the first object that caught my eye.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • But what will become of the new if there is no central belief to steady the ensanguined hands of furious mobs?

    Visionaries James Huneker
  • Even the water in vessels of stone and wood was ensanguined.

    Bible Romances George W. Foote
  • Perhaps the decrepit parent views his darling son leaving his peaceful abode to enter the ensanguined field, never more to return.

  • The ensanguined Sylla wept over the recital of the miseries he himself had caused.

    Martyria Augustus C. Hamlin
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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