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  • Blood-curdling

    arousing terror; horrifying: a bloodcurdling scream. Contemporary Examples How ISIS Ripped Off ‘Natural Born Killers’ Jamie Dettmer September 22, 2014 Gross Vampire Product Duff McDonald November 17, 2009 Joe Walsh Vs. Tammy Duckworth: Yelps, ‘Lies’ and Tough Talk in Illinois House Showdown Lloyd Grove November 4, 2012 Historical Examples In the Days of Washington William […]

  • Blood-letting

    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 America Doesn’t Need a Big Army Any More Bill Sweetman March 9, 2014 Should Animal Sacrifice End? […]

  • Blood-stained

    stained with blood: a bloodstained knife. guilty of murder, slaughter, or bloodshed. Contemporary Examples Conrad Black: Tom DeLay, American Hero, Fights The Good Fight Conrad Black October 14, 2012 The Shroud of Turin and Thomas de Wesselow’s ‘The Sign.’ Thomas de Wesselow April 2, 2012 The Letter That Could Set Amanda Knox Free Barbie Latza […]

  • Bloodbrain-barrier

    a layer of tightly packed cells that make up the walls of brain capillaries and prevent substances in the blood from diffusing freely into the brain: passage across the cell membranes is determined by solubility in the lipid bilayer or recognition by a transport molecule. blood-brain barrier A physiological mechanism that alters the permeability of […]

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