(Bleed"er) n. (Med.) (a) One who, or that which, draws blood. (b) One in whom slight wounds
give rise to profuse or uncontrollable bleeding.
(Bleed"ing), a. Emitting, or appearing to emit, blood or sap, etc.; also, expressing anguish or
(Bleed"ing), n. A running or issuing of blood, as from the nose or a wound; a hemorrhage; the
operation of letting blood, as in surgery; a drawing or running of sap from a tree or plant.
(Blem"ish) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blemished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Blemishing.] [OE. blemissen,
blemishen, OF. blemir, blesmir, to strike, injure, soil, F. blêmir to grow pale, fr. OF. bleme, blesme,
pale, wan, F. blême, prob. fr. Icel blaman the livid color of a wound, fr. blar blue; akin to E. blue. OF.
blemir properly signifies to beat one (black and) blue, and to render blue or dirty. See Blue.]
1. To mark with deformity; to injure or impair, as anything which is well formed, or excellent; to mar, or
make defective, either the body or mind.
Sin is a soil which blemisheth the beauty of thy soul.
2. To tarnish, as reputation or character; to defame.
There had nothing passed between us that might blemish reputation.
(Blem"ish), n.; pl. Blemishes Any mark of deformity or injury, whether physical or moral; anything
that diminishes beauty, or renders imperfect that which is otherwise well formed; that which impairs reputation.
He shall take two he lambs without blemish, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish.
The reliefs of an envious man are those little blemishes and imperfections that discover themselves in
an illustrious character.
Syn. Spot; speck; flaw; deformity; stain; defect; fault; taint; reproach; dishonor; imputation; disgrace.
(Blem"ish*less), a. Without blemish; spotless.
A life in all so blemishless.
(Blem"ish*ment) n. The state of being blemished; blemish; disgrace; damage; impairment.
For dread of blame and honor's blemishment.
(Blench) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blenched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Blenching.] [OE. blenchen to blench,
elude, deceive, AS. blencan to deceive; akin to Icel. blekkja to impose upon. Prop. a causative of
blink to make to wink, to deceive. See Blink, and cf. 3d Blanch.]
1. To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail.
Blench not at thy chosen lot.
This painful, heroic task he undertook, and never blenched from its fulfillment.
2. To fly off; to turn aside. [Obs.]
Though sometimes you do blench from this to that.
(Blench), v. t.