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

 san·gui·nary /ˈsæŋgwəˌnɛri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 San·gui·na·ry a.
 1. Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle.
    We may not propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences.   --Bacon.
 2. Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood.
    Passion . . . makes us brutal and sanguinary.   --Broome.
 Syn: -- Bloody; murderous; bloodthirsty; cruel.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 San·gui·na·ry, n.  Bot. (a) The yarrow. (b) The Sanguinaria.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: accompanied by bloodshed; "this bitter and sanguinary war"
             [syn: gory, sanguineous, slaughterous, butcherly]
      2: marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed;
         "bloody-minded tyrants"; "bloodthirsty yells"; "went after
         the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the
         land with blood"-G.W.Johnson [syn: bloodthirsty, bloody-minded]