noun Chiefly British.
Definition for blooding (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of blood
Related formsblood·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for blooding
O Tony, says he, masters mare is blooding streams, and I be sent over to you to beg you to stop it.Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall|Robert S. Hawker
One of the questions was, whether the malady called for blooding—a question that had divided opinion as long ago as 1658.
After the blooding sleep very frequently followed, and a partial or sometimes a complete remission of the symptoms.
Through the spring months the trench raids continued in their process of "blooding" the new army for the "big push."My Second Year of the War|Frederick Palmer
Huxham appears to have adopted the whole Sydenhamian practice of blooding, blistering, purging, and salivating.
British Dictionary definitions for blooding (1 of 2)
- near kindred or kinship, esp that between a parent and child
- human nature (esp in the phrase it's more than flesh and blood can stand)
- good or pure breeding; pedigree
- (as modifier)blood horses
Word Origin for blood
British Dictionary definitions for blooding (2 of 2)
Medicine definitions for blooding
Science definitions for blooding
Culture definitions for blooding
The fluid circulating through the heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries of the circulatory system. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body and removes waste materials and carbon dioxide. It is composed of plasma (mainly water, but with a mixture of hormones, nutrients, gases, antibodies, and wastes), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), white blood cells (which help combat infection), and platelets (which help the blood clot).
Idioms and Phrases with blooding
In addition to the idiom beginning with blood
- blood is thicker than water
- bad blood
- draw blood
- flesh and blood
- in cold blood
- in one's blood
- make one's blood boil
- make one's blood run cold
- new blood
- out for (blood)
- run in the blood (family)
- scream bloody murder
- shed blood
- sporting blood
- sweat blood
Also see underbleed.