verb (used with object), en·san·guined, en·san·guin·ing.

to stain or cover with or as with blood: a flag ensanguined with the blood of battle.

Origin of ensanguine

First recorded in 1660–70; en-1 + sanguine
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Examples from the Web for ensanguined

Historical Examples of ensanguined

  • "I, master," and Tematau placed an ensanguined hand on mine.

  • We may conquer him on the ensanguined field, but he conquers us—or Henry of England!

    Under the Rose

    Frederic Stewart Isham

  • The struggling crowd had lashed his pugnacity and ensanguined his temper.

    The Californians

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

  • Yet, how can we imagine that a stain of ensanguined crime should attach to Miriam!

    The Marble Faun, Volume I.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The ensanguined skull was the first object that caught my eye.

British Dictionary definitions for ensanguined



(tr) literary to cover or stain with or as with blood
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