the act or practice of letting blood by opening a vein; phlebotomy. bloodshed or slaughter. bloodbath. Informal. severe cutbacks or reduction in personnel, appropriations, etc.: The company went through a period of bloodletting in the 1970s. Contemporary Examples Meghan McCain: Is It Too Late for Mitt Romney and Republicans? Meghan McCain April 5, 2012 In […]
the amount of a substance, as cholesterol, alcohol, or triglycerides, circulating in the bloodstream: often expressed as a percent or in milligrams or micrograms per deciliter of blood.
any of various bulbous plants of the genus Haemanthus, native to Africa, having clusters of red or white flowers.
(usually of animals) the line of descent; pedigree; strain. Contemporary Examples Lululemon Targets Men; Willie Nelson Fronts John Varvatos Campaign The Fashion Beast Team July 8, 2013 Game of Thrones for Dummies Jace Lacob April 12, 2011 The Chinese Town Descended From Romans? Nina Strochlic December 3, 2014 Historical Examples After the Rain Sam Vaknin […]