Dictionary Results for bloodletting


1. bloodletting - noun

· formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)

Hypernym(s): medical_care, medical_aid




2. bloodletting - noun

· indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered"

Synonym(s): bloodbath, bloodshed, battue

Hypernym(s): slaughter, massacre, mass_murder, carnage, butchery





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