• (America) IPA: /ˈblʌdˌbæθ/

bloodbath (plural bloodbaths)

  1. Indiscriminate killing or slaughter, a massacre.
    • 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games[,71293/]
      In movie terms, it suggests Paul Verhoeven in Robocop/Starship Troopers mode, an R-rated bloodbath where the grim spectacle of children murdering each other on television is bread-and-circuses for the age of reality TV, enforced by a totalitarian regime to keep the masses at bay.
  2. (sports) An aggressive or very violent contest or confrontation.
  3. (figuratively) An upset (as of a game with unexpected results, or a national presidential convention) or heavy defeat.
  4. (figuratively, business) A large financial loss or massive layoff brought about by negative economic conditions.
  5. A bath taken in warm blood used as a restorative or medical treatment.
  • French: bain de sang
  • German: Blutbad
  • Italian: bagno di sangue
  • Portuguese: banho de sangue
  • Russian: кро́вавая ба́ня
  • Spanish: baño de sangre, escabechina

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