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bloody

[ bluhd-ee ]
/ ˈblʌd i /
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adjective, blood·i·er, blood·i·est.

verb (used with object), blood·ied, blood·y·ing.

to stain or smear with blood.
to cause to bleed, as by a blow or accident: to bloody someone's nose.

adverb

Slang. (used as an intensifier): bloody awful; bloody wonderful.

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bloodstained, gory, grisly, savage, ferocious, murderous, cruel, fierce, grim, damn, crimson, wounded, gaping, open, blasted, raw, sanguine, sanguinary, ensanguined

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bloodsucker, bloodthirsty, bloodwood, bloodworm, bloodwort, bloody, bloody caesar, bloody flux, bloody mary, bloody shirt, bloody-minded

Origin of bloody

before 1000; Middle English blody, Old English blōdig. See blood, -y1
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bloody

/ (ˈblʌdɪ) /

adjective bloodier or bloodiest

adverb, adjective

slang, mainly British (intensifier)a bloody fool; bloody fine food

verb bloodies, bloodying or bloodied

(tr) to stain with blood
Derived Formsbloodily, adverbbloodiness, noun
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Medicine definitions for bloody

bloody

[ blŭdē ]

adj.

Stained with blood.
Of, characteristic of, or containing blood.
Suggesting the color of blood; blood-red.

v.

To stain, spot, or color with or as if with blood.
To make bleed, as by injuring or wounding.
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