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Synonyms for bloodletting

the savage killing of many victims

Synonyms for bloodletting

formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)

indiscriminate slaughter

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This year's Kapuso Bloodletting Day, held nationwide last Feb.
BAGHDAD - Violence across Iraq, including shelling and clashes in a militant-held city on Baghdad's doorstep, killed 30 people on Wednesday amid a protracted surge in bloodletting with polls looming next month.
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During the meeting, they reviewed the current situation in Syria and the prospects of solutions to stop bloodletting there and how to protect the state institutions against collapse as well as the role required on part of the Friends of Syria to support the Syrian people.
Devi suffers from chronic arthritis and firmly believes that her elderly "doctor" or practitioner, Mohammed Gyas, has the skills to cure her and others through the ancient treatment of bloodletting.
MEXICO CITY (TAP) - Heavily armed men clashed with federal police in six towns in Mexico's Michoacan state, leaving 22 people dead in the bloodletting, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.
The Decline of Therapeutic Bloodletting and the Collapse of Traditional Medicine
The envoy added that the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has laid emphasis on ending the violence in Syria, urging the Syrian government and opposition to avoid bloodletting and carnage in Syria, and examine peaceful ways for negotiations.
The century-old consumer electronics giant suffered a bloodletting this month with its Tokyo-traded shares diving to near 40-year lows after it reported huge quarterly losses and warned of more red ink to come.
Gardai fear a new round of bloodletting in South Dublin after two properties connected to the mobster were shot at.
THE ancient medical practice of bloodletting may benefit obese people with metabolic syndrome, a small new study suggests.
3] Controversy, however, raged between physicians and learned clinical centre, with others believing that in severe cases, abundant bloodletting appeared to work better than local bleeding.
Sunni insurgents wearing uniforms set off two bombs in February 2006 that destroyed the site in a provocation that unleashed Shi'ite militiamen who hunted down Sunni clerics and attacked mosques in retaliation the beginning of years of intensified bloodletting in Iraq.
Summary: NABATIEH: The town of Nabatieh commemorated Ashura Thursday, with many southerners practicing the bloodletting ritual of slicing their foreheads, while others preferred to donate blood to health committees.