or blood bath

[ bluhd-bath, -bahth ]
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noun,plural blood·baths [bluhd-bathz, -bahthz, -baths, -bahths]. /ˈblʌdˌbæðz, -ˌbɑðz, -ˌbæθs, -ˌbɑθs/.
  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.

  1. a widespread dismissal or purge, as of employees.

Origin of bloodbath

First recorded in 1865–70; blood + bath1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bloodbath in a sentence

  • They had heard of the Blood Bath and of many other acts of cruelty and had come to agree with Gustaf.

  • Every division in the British army took its turn in the blood-bath of the Somme and was duly blooded, at a cost of 25 per cent.

    Now It Can Be Told | Philip Gibbs

British Dictionary definitions for blood bath

blood bath

  1. indiscriminate slaughter; a massacre

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