Meaning of “bloodshot” in the English Dictionary

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"bloodshot" in English

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bloodshotadjective

uk /ˈblʌd.ʃɒt/ us /ˈblʌd.ʃɑːt/

Examples from literature

  • But her eyes likewise were twinkling, though the bruised one was bloodshot. 
  • He waited and strained his bloodshot eyes to find an opening. 
  • His bloodshot eyes wandered aimlessly from face to face. 
  • The horses' bits were covered with foam, their eyes bloodshot. 
  • Their faces were pale, their eyes bloodshot, their figures stooped. 

(Definition of “bloodshot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bloodshot" in American English

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bloodshotadjective

us /ˈblʌdˌʃɑt/

(of the eyes) with the white part showing red or pink:

Hay fever gives me a runny nose and bloodshot eyes.

(Definition of “bloodshot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)