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blood•let•ting



Pronunciation: (blud'let"ing), [key]
n.
1. the act or practice of letting blood by opening a vein; phlebotomy.
2. bloodshed or slaughter.
3. bloodbath.
4. Informal.severe cutbacks or reduction in personnel, appropriations, etc.: The company went through a period of bloodletting in the 1970s.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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