One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or practice of causing bleeding to stop, especially (in later use) by supernatural means.
1That stops (or is reputed to stop) bleeding.
2Causing terror or horror; very frightening.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Mayne Reid (1818–1883), novelist and children's writer. From blood + stopping<br>mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Bullein (c1515–1576), physician. From blood + stopping.
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