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bloodless

[ bluhd-lis ]
/ ˈblʌd lɪs /
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adjective
without blood: bloodless surgery.
very pale: a bloodless face.
free from bloodshed; accomplished without bloodshed: a bloodless victory; a bloodless coup.
spiritless; without vigor, zest, or energy: a dull, insipid, bloodless young man.
without emotion or feeling; cold-hearted: bloodless data.
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Origin of bloodless

1175–1225; Middle English blodles,Old English blōdlēas.See blood, -less

OTHER WORDS FROM bloodless

blood·less·ly, adverbblood·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bloodless

bloodless
/ (ˈblʌdlɪs) /

adjective
without blood
conducted without violence (esp in the phrase bloodless revolution)
anaemic-looking; pale
lacking vitality; lifeless
lacking in emotion; cold; unfeeling

Derived forms of bloodless

bloodlessly, adverbbloodlessness, noun
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