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bloodletting in History topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbloodlettingblood‧let‧ting /ˈblʌdˌletɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 KILLkilling people syn bloodshed 🔊 The movie contains scenes of violence and bloodletting.2 SHMHa medical treatment used in the past that involved removing some of a person’s blood3 BEa reduction in the number of people working for an organization, industry etc 🔊 Many jobs have been lost, and the bloodletting isn’t over yet.
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bloodlettingI won't go into the commercial bloodletting that followed.We've heard rumors that a major management bloodletting is about to happen.Troops are trying to stop the worst of the bloodletting in the capital.