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Etymology

Old English blōd, Proto-Germanic *blodam, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
blood

Plural
s

blood (s)
  1. A vital liquid flowing in the bodies of many types of animals that usually conveys nutrients and oxygen. In vertebrates, it is colored red by hemoglobin, is conveyed by arteries and veins, is pumped by the heart and is usually generated in bone marrow.
  2. A family relationship due to birth, such as that between siblings; contrasted with relationships due to marriage or adoption. (See blood relative, blood relation, by blood.)
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A blood test or blood sample.

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Verb

Infinitive
to blood

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to blood (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To cause something to be covered with blood; to bloody.
  2. (medicine, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To let blood (from); to bleed.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 121:
      Mr Western, who imputed these symptoms in his daughter to her fall, advised her to be presently blooded by way of prevention.
  3. To initiate into warfare or a blood sport.

Translations


Low Saxon

Noun

blood n.

  1. blood

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