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  1. A vital liquid flowing in the bodies of many types of animals that usually conveys nutrients and oxygen. In vertebrates, it is colored red by hemoglobin, is conveyed by arteries and veins, is pumped by the heart and is usually generated in bone marrow.
  2. A family relationship due to birth, such as that between siblings; contrasted with relationships due to marriage or adoption (see blood relative, blood relation, by blood).
  3. (historical) One of the four humours in the human body.
  4. (medicine) A blood test or blood sample.
  5. The sap or juice which flows in or from plants.
  6. (obsolete) The juice of anything, especially if red.
  7. (obsolete) Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions.
  8. (obsolete) A lively, showy man; a rake; a dandy.
  9. Alternative letter-case form of Blood (member of a certain gang).
  1. (medicine) To let blood (from); to bleed.
  2. To initiate into warfare or a blood sport.
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