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  1. stained with blood: a bloodstained knife.
  2. guilty of murder, slaughter, or bloodshed.
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Origin of bloodstained

1590–1600; blood + stained; see stain, -ed2
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Related Words for blood-stained

sickening, terrifying, dreadful, horrid, eerie, macabre, terrible, bloody, frightful, ghastly, abominable, horrible, awful, gruesome, shocking, appalling, hideous, grim, lurid, disgusting

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British Dictionary definitions for blood-stained


  1. stained by or covered in blood
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Word Origin and History for blood-stained


1590s, from blood (n.) + past participle of stain (v.).

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