bloodstream
noun Date: 1630 1. the flowing blood in a circulatory system 2. a mainstream of power or vitality <
introduce into the economic bloodstream a large amount of money — Harper's
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  • bloodstream — (n.) also blood stream, 1847, from BLOOD (Cf. blood) (n.) + STREAM (Cf. stream) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bloodstream — ► NOUN ▪ the blood circulating through the body of a person or animal …   English terms dictionary

  • bloodstream — [blud′strēm΄] n. the blood flowing through the circulatory system of a body …   English World dictionary

  • bloodstream — noun VERB + BLOODSTREAM ▪ enter ▪ absorb sth into ▪ The drug is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. PREPOSITION ▪ in sb s/the bloodstream …   Collocations dictionary

  • bloodstream — [[t]blʌ̱dstriːm[/t]] bloodstreams N COUNT: usu sing, the N, poss N Your bloodstream is the blood that flows around your body. The disease releases toxins into the bloodstream …   English dictionary

  • bloodstream — blood|stream [ˈblʌdstri:m] n [C usually singular] the blood flowing in your body ▪ The drug is injected directly into the bloodstream …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloodstream — blood|stream [ blʌd,strim ] noun singular the blood that moves around your body: Traces of illegal drugs were found in his bloodstream …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bloodstream — noun (singular) the blood as it flows around your body: The drug is injected directly into the bloodstream …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloodstream — UK [ˈblʌdˌstriːm] / US [ˈblʌdˌstrɪm] noun [singular] the blood that moves around your body Traces of illegal drugs were found in his bloodstream …   English dictionary

  • bloodstream — /blud streem /, n. the blood flowing through a circulatory system. [1870 75; BLOOD + STREAM] * * * …   Universalium

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