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Meaning of “blood” in the English Dictionary

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bloodnoun [U]

uk   us   /blʌd/
  • blood noun [U] (LIQUID)

A2 the ​redliquid that is ​sent around the ​body by the ​heart, and ​carries oxygen and ​importantsubstances to ​organs and ​tissue, and ​removeswasteproducts: He lost a lot of blood in the ​accident.give/donate blood to ​allow a ​trainedperson to take some blood from ​yourbody so that it can be ​stored and is ​ready to be given to ​people who have ​lost a lot of blood in an ​accident or ​operation

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  • blood noun [U] (FAMILY)

C2 familyrelationship by ​birthrather than ​marriage: They are ​related by blood. She has ​Russian blood (= one or more of her ​relatives was ​Russian).

bloodverb [T]

uk   us   /blʌd/
(Definition of blood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bloodnoun [U]

 us   /blʌd/
  • blood noun [U] (LIQUID)

the ​redliquid that is ​sent around the ​body by the ​heart and that is ​necessary for ​life: He ​lost a lot of blood in the ​accident.
  • blood noun [U] (RELATIONSHIP)

a person’s ​relationship to a ​family or a ​nation by ​birthrather than by ​marriage: They are ​related by blood. She has Russian blood in her ​veins.

bloodadjective [not gradable]

 us   /blʌd/
related by ​birth: blood ​relatives a blood ​brother
(Definition of blood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “blood”
in Korean 피…
in Arabic دَمّ…
in Malaysian darah…
in French sang…
in Russian кровь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 血,血液…
in Italian sangue…
in Turkish kan, kan bağı…
in Polish krew…
in Spanish sangre…
in Vietnamese máu…
in Portuguese sangue…
in Thai เลือด…
in German das Blut, die Abstammung…
in Catalan sang…
in Japanese 血, 血液…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 血,血液…
in Indonesian darah…
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