bloodbath
bloodbath lood"bath` n. 1. Indiscriminate slaughter; the killing of multiple persons.

Syn: bloodletting, bloodshed, battue. [WordNet 1.5]

2. [fig.] Substantial losses by many people, as in a mass termination of employment or widespread financial loss; as, the sudden market drop created a bloodbath among overoptimistic investors. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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