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See definition of bloodletting on Dictionary.com
  • as ingory
  • as inbloodshed
  • as inbutchery
  • as inpogrom

synonyms for bloodletting

  • murderous
  • bleeding
  • blood-soaked
  • bloodstained
  • imbrued
  • offensive
  • sanguinary
  • sanguine
See also synonyms for: bloodlettings
  • bloodbath
  • carnage
  • fighting
  • killing
  • massacre
  • murder
  • annihilation
  • butchery
  • extermination
  • gore
  • onslaught

antonyms for bloodletting

MOST RELEVANT
  • mild
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
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      How to use bloodletting in a sentence

      I had no love for Shawnee or Mingo, but my mind held room for something besides schemes for bloodletting.
      A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
      A little bloodletting would do Falkner no harm—or, for the matter of that, either of them.
      A FRONTIER MYSTERYBERTRAM MITFORD
      This here business ain't going to be ended without a rare lot of bloodletting.
      THE HERO OF PANAMAF. S. BRERETON
      And so his calomel pill and his bloodletting lancet were carried everywhere with him by the doctor.
      CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGYHANS GROSS
      Bloodletting is the last effect that I ever expected to hear ascribed to this measure.
      ABRIDGEMENT OF THE DEBATES OF CONGRESS, FROM 1789 TO 1856 (4 OF 16 VOL.)VARIOUS
      It might well be called a bloody war, for few escaped without bearing the scars of wounds and bloodletting.
      MEXICO AND ITS RELIGIONROBERT A. WILSON
      But it should be repeated frequently, and this bloodletting then frequently suffices, in itself, to cure the disease.
      GILBERTUS ANGLICUSHENRY EBENEZER HANDERSON
      Bloodletting, the removal of blood from the body, has been practiced in some form by almost all societies and cultures.
      BLOODLETTING INSTRUMENTS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGYAUDREY DAVIS
      Bennett felt that bloodletting merely reduced the strength of the patient and thus impeded recovery.
      BLOODLETTING INSTRUMENTS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGYAUDREY DAVIS
      As theories supporting bloodletting grew more complex, so too did the instruments.
      BLOODLETTING INSTRUMENTS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGYAUDREY DAVIS
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      WORDS RELATED TO BLOODLETTING

      • annihilation
      • bloodbath
      • bloodletting
      • butchery
      • carnage
      • extermination
      • fighting
      • gore
      • killing
      • massacre
      • murder
      • onslaught
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