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Main Entry: san·gui·nary
Pronunciation: 'sa[ng]-gw&-"ner-E
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin sanguinarius, from sanguin-, sanguis blood
Date: circa 1623
1 : BLOODTHIRSTY, MURDEROUS <sanguinary hatred>
2 : attended by bloodshed : BLOODY <this bitter and sanguinary war -- T. H. D. Mahoney>
3 : consisting of blood <a sanguinary stream>
synonym see BLOODY
- san·gui·nar·i·ly /"sa[ng]-gw&-'ner-&-lE/ adverb

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