Main definitions of blood-stopping in English

: blood-stopping1blood-stopping2

blood-stopping1

noun

  • The action or practice of causing bleeding to stop, especially (in later use) by supernatural means.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Mayne Reid (1818–1883), novelist and children's writer. From blood + stopping.

Pronunciation

blood-stopping

/ˈblʌdˌstɒpɪŋ/

Main definitions of blood-stopping in English

: blood-stopping1blood-stopping2

blood-stopping2

adjective

  • 1That stops (or is reputed to stop) bleeding.

  • 2Causing terror or horror; very frightening.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Bullein (c1515–1576), physician. From blood + stopping.

Pronunciation

blood-stopping

/ˈblʌdˌstɒpɪŋ/