Wondrous Words #428

WWWEvery week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.

I found this word while reading Sworn To Silence by Linda Castillo. Prepare yourself. This is icky.

exsanguination: “The cause of death is exsanguination,” said the coroner.

Exsanguination (ekˌsaNGɡwəˈnāSHən) is the action of draining a person, animal, or organ of blood. It could also be a severe loss of blood.

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That’s all for me this week. Don’t forget to visit Kathy for more Wondrous Words Wednesday.

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3 Responses to Wondrous Words #428

  1. Vicki says:

    I’m sure I’ve heard this word many times. I watch all the NCIS’s and other shows like them.

  2. Seeing sanguine in there made me think it had something to do with blood but I had no idea what. I can pronounce exsanguination but it doesn’t exactly roll off my tongue.

  3. Mae says:

    That word is familiar from crime and medical TV, I think. My Wordy Wednesday post is here: http://maefood.blogspot.com/2018/02/bakers-words.html

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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