bloodshed

or blood·shed·ding

[ bluhd-shed or bluhd-shed-ing ]
/ ˈblʌdˌʃɛd or ˈblʌdˌʃɛd ɪŋ /

noun

destruction of life, as in war or murder; slaughter.
the shedding of blood by injury, wound, etc.

Origin of bloodshed

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bloodshed

/ (ˈblʌdˌʃɛd) /

noun

slaughter; killing
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