- (of the eyes) red because of dilated blood vessels.
Origin of bloodshot
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Examples from the Web for bloodshot
He emerged with two fully covered arms, ringed with vines and bloodshot eyes.Laws Gone Wild: As Teen Sweethearts Go to Prison for Sex, Mothers Rebel
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His bloodshot eyes blinked truculently at his alighted fare.The Black Bag
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Then, with a quick look into his bloodshot eyes, she went on: “Why did you wait for me—here?”The Law-Breakers
His eyes were ringed and bloodshot with fatigue, and with incipient snow-blindness.Murder Point
Her hands were hot, her head was feverish, and her blind eyes were bloodshot.The Scapegoat
There were sobs in Robbie's voice, but no tears in his bloodshot eyes.The Shadow of a Crime
- (of an eye) inflamed
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Word Origin and History for bloodshot
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Red and inflamed as a result of locally congested blood vessels, as of the eyes.
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