bloodbath

or blood bath

[ bluhd-bath, -bahth ]
/ ˈblʌdˌbæθ, -ˌbɑθ /

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

a ruthless slaughter of a great number of people; massacre.
Informal. a period of disastrous loss or reversal: A few mutual funds performed well in the general bloodbath of the stock market.
a widespread dismissal or purge, as of employees.

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Origin of bloodbath

First recorded in 1865–70; blood + bath1
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British Dictionary definitions for bloodbath

blood bath

noun

indiscriminate slaughter; a massacre
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