Translation of "blood" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /blʌd/ us /blʌd/

A2 the red liquid that flows around your body

bad blood

feelings of hate between people because of things that have happened in the past

There’s been bad blood between them for years.
make someone’s blood boil

to make someone extremely angry

hacer que le hierva la sangre a alguien
The way they have treated those people makes my blood boil.
make someone’s blood run cold

A sound, sight, or thought that makes your blood run cold frightens you very much

hacer que se le hiele la sangre a alguien
I heard a tapping on the window, which made my blood run cold.

(Translation of “blood” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /blad/

the red fluid pumped through the body by the heart

Blood poured from the wound in his side.
bloodless adjective

without the shedding of blood

sin (derramamiento de) sangre
a bloodless coup.


anémico, exangüe
She is definitely bloodless.
bloody adjective

stained with blood

a bloody shirt
His clothes were torn and bloody.


que sangra
a bloody nose.

murderous and cruel

a bloody battle.

used in slang vulgarly for emphasis

That bloody idiot nearly ran over my foot!
blood cell noun

(biology) any of the cells in blood

Célula Sanguina
red/white blood cells.
bloodcurdling adjective

terrifying and horrible

espeluznante, horripilante
Helen let out a bloodcurdling scream.
blood donor noun

(medical ) a person who gives blood for use by another person in transfusion etc

donante de sangre
Hospitals are concerned about the shortage of blood donors.
blood group/type noun

(medical) any one of the types into which human blood is classified

grupo sanguíneo
Her blood group is O.
blood-poisoning noun

(medical) an infection of the blood

He is suffering from blood-poisoning.
blood pressure noun

(medical) the (amount of) pressure of the blood on the walls of the blood-vessels

presión sanguínea, tensión arterial
The excitement will raise his blood pressure
The nurse measured his blood pressure.
bloodshed noun

deaths or shedding of blood

derramamiento/efusión de sangre
There was much bloodshed in the battle.
bloodshot adjective

(of eyes) full of red lines and inflamed with blood

His eyes were bloodshot through lack of sleep.
bloodstained adjective

stained with blood

manchado de sangre, tinto en sangre (expresión literaria)
a bloodstained bandage.
bloodstream noun

(medical) the blood flowing through the body

circulación de la sangre
The poison entered her bloodstream.
blood test noun

(medical ) an analysis of a patient’s blood to find out if he/she has any diseases. etc.

análisis de sangre
bloodthirsty adjective

eager to kill people

a bloodthirsty warrior.

(of a film etc) full of scenes in which there is much killing

This bloodthirsty film is not suitable for children.
bloodthirstiness noun

avidez de matar
the bloodthirstiness of a sadistic enemy.
blood transfusion noun

(medical ) the process of giving blood to someone through the veins during an operation etc

transfusión de sangre
The patient is likely to require a blood transfusion.
blood vessel noun

(anatomy) any of the tubes in the body through which the blood flows

vaso sanguíneo
He has burst a blood vessel.
in cold blood

while free from excitement or passion

a sangre fría
He killed his son in cold blood.

(Translation of “blood” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)