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

Origin of bloodstained

1590–1600; blood + stained; see stain, -ed2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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