Meaning of “bloodstain” in the English Dictionary


"bloodstain" in English

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bloodstainnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈblʌd.steɪn/ us /ˈblʌd.steɪn/

Examples from literature

  • A bandanna was tied round his shoulder, and it was soaked with bloodstains. 
  • Afterwards they found bloodstains and knew that he was wounded. 
  • Although it was dark, Father Anthony could distinguish the bloodstain on the white snow. 
  • It was while I was bending over doing this that she must have noticed the bloodstains on my sleeve. 
  • My dear, they took us to that horrible prison... with the bloodstains on the floor! 

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

"bloodstain" in American English

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bloodstainnoun [ C ]

us /ˈblʌdˌsteɪn/

a mark made by blood:

Savir analyzed bloodstains found on a staircase.

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

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