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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 blood·let·ting /-ˌlɛtɪŋ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 blood·let·ting /-ˌlɛtɪŋ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blood·let·ting, n. Med. The act or process of letting blood or bleeding, as by opening a vein or artery, or by cupping or leeches; -- esp. applied to venesection.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of
           the four humors of medieval medicine)
      2: indiscriminate slaughter [syn: bloodbath, bloodshed, battue]