bloodshot

[ bluhd-shot ]
/ ˈblʌdˌʃɒt /

adjective

(of the eyes) red because of dilated blood vessels.

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  1. bloodlust,
  2. bloodmobile,
  3. bloodnoun,
  4. bloodroot,
  5. bloodshed,
  6. bloodstain,
  7. bloodstained,
  8. bloodstock,
  9. bloodstock industry,
  10. bloodstone

Origin of bloodshot

1545–55; apocopated variant of blood-shotten. See blood, shotten

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British Dictionary definitions for bloodshot

bloodshot

/ (ˈblʌdˌʃɒt) /

adjective

(of an eye) inflamed
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Word Origin and History for bloodshot

bloodshot

adj.

also blood-shot, 1550s, short for bloodshotten (c.1500), from blood (n.) + old past participle of shoot.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for bloodshot

bloodshot

[ blŭdshŏt′ ]

adj.

Red and inflamed as a result of locally congested blood vessels, as of the eyes.

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