Meaning of BLOOD in English

BLOOD

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a blood donor

Are you willing to register as a blood donor?

a blood relation (= one related by birth not marriage )

It seems natural to share a house with blood relations.

a blood relative (= one related by birth not marriage )

332 kidneys were donated last year by blood relatives or spouses.

a blood test

A blood test revealed his alcohol level was above the legal limit.

a blood/brain/liver etc disorder

She suffers from a rare brain disorder.

a blood/nerve/brain/muscle etc cell

No new brain cells are produced after birth.

a blood/urine/tissue etc sample

He compared the samples with a blood sample from Mr Green.

a wine/coffee/blood etc stain

How can I get coffee stains out of a cotton tablecloth?

baying for...blood (= demanding that he be punished )

Reporters began baying for the president’s blood .

be dripping with blood/sweat etc

The hand that held the gun was dripping with sweat.

blood and gore (= violence )

He likes movies with plenty of blood and gore .

blood bank

blood brother

blood clot

He developed a blood clot on his brain and died.

blood count

Her blood count is very low.

blood donor

blood feud

blood group

blood heat

blood lust

blood money

blood orange

blood poisoning

blood pressure

high blood pressure

blood relation

blood sport

a demonstration against blood sports

blood transfusion

blood transfusion

A blood transfusion saved his life.

blood type American English (= one of the classes into which human blood can be separated )

Mother and child had the same blood type.

blood type

blood vessel

blood vessel

a burst blood vessel

check/take sb’s blood pressure (= measure it )

The nurse will take your blood pressure.

chill sb to the bone/chill sb to the marrow/chill sb’s blood (= frighten sb a lot )

He jerked his head round and saw something that chilled his blood.

contaminated food/blood/water supplies etc

The infection was traced to contaminated food.

donor blood

Donor blood had to be used during the operation.

drip blood/water/sweat etc

John came in, his arm dripping blood.

family/blood ties

Family ties have been weakened by older people living apart from their children.

loss of blood

The animal was weak through loss of blood .

lost a lot of blood

He’s lost a lot of blood but his life is not in danger.

noble family/blood/birth etc

a member of an ancient noble family

The Marquis would have to marry a woman of noble blood.

red blood cell

sweat blood/sweat your guts out (= work very hard )

I sweated blood to get that report finished.

We’ve been sweating our guts out here!

ties of marriage/friendship/blood etc

The ties of friendship that unite the two countries.

white blood cell

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bad

Was this not deft proof of how the human gene-pool was constantly deteriorating, how bad blood drove out good?

But bad blood between the two had developed years before that.

But referee Ed Morrison's leniency led to bad blood spilling over in a six-man brawl as Richards looked for revenge.

There had been bad blood between Laurie and Lisa for months.

Probyn recognises that whenever there is money about, then the potential for bad blood creeping in is always there.

There was bad blood between Uncle Hal and Uncle Charlie.

There is bad blood between the options market's leading dealing firms and the stock exchange.

It will be great theater because there is truly bad blood between the camps of supporters.

cold

The Kashmiri police say he was taken into custody as a suspect, tortured and shot in cold blood .

And I know of men who claim that they could murder in anger but never in cold blood .

A deed planned in cold blood may appear very different to the perpetrator if he ever gets round to carrying it out.

They hunted Pedro down like an animal and murdered him in cold blood .

But was it necessary to kill my men in cold blood ?

Mrs Heron was murdered in cold blood in a crime which to date has appeared to have no motive.

This is cold blood , Nigel.

But the temptations of the Flesh were different: they could not be dealt with in cold blood .

dried

The hepatitis B virus may be stable in dried blood and blood products at room temperature for up to seven days.

The plaster walls were damp and cracked, the floor unswept, its stones stained with dried blood and excrement.

What with that and the dried blood , his wife refuses to eat them, so berries for eating are grown separately.

He looked a mess, his face covered in bruises and dried blood .

The hair looked as though it were smeared with dried blood .

From his mouth crawled a long, dead centipede of dried blood .

As the gaunt farmer Spoke, Sparkes noticed dried blood on his shirt front where it met his breeches.

It's dried blood that's difficult.

fresh

It had smelled blood , fresh blood.

John of the Cross, fresh blood flowed from the wound resulting from an amputated finger.

Zebra walls, curtains drawn across the windows like a second night sky, carpet the colour of fresh blood .

Before the old wound Can be healed, there is fresh blood flowing.

His predecessor, Sir William Heseltine, had at least been fresh blood .

On leaving office he argued that the top level of the civil service needed an injection of fresh blood .

He grimaced at the smell of fresh blood , then pulled the loaded rifle from its holster.

high

He's delighted to find my spirits high , my blood pressure low and that apart from the lumps, I remain asymptomatic.

Carolyn Melton of Van Nuys received her first warning seven years ago: Lower the high blood pressure.

He's supposed to have high blood pressure and shouldn't get too excited.

Under these conditions, the researchers observed significantly higher blood levels of alcohol in the women compared with the men.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is when the resting blood pressure is higher than normal.

But his history of asthma and a problem with high blood pressure had kept him out.

She had very high blood pressure, and was given two epidurals that didn't work.

From 1988-1998, the death rate from high blood pressure increased 16 percent.

low

Indeed, the lower the blood pressure the better, because statistically it reduces the subsequent risks of stroke and heart attacks.

The symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include high fever, a rash, vomiting and low blood pressure.

Systematic review of dietary intervention trials to lower blood total cholesterol in free-living subjects.

When the platelet count in your blood drops too low , your blood does not clot as well as usual.

He used to say he could drink quite a bit because he had very low blood pressure.

Permanently low blood pressure, meanwhile, shouldn't be confused with temporary hypotension.

Tomorrow we really do change the bread into meat. Low blood sugar level, that could be half the problem.

Garlic, for instance, can raise low blood pressure and lower high blood pressure.

red

For example, some types of animal cells such as red blood cells are filled with salt solution.

I slid off the seat, keeping my eyes down, expecting to see a smear of red blood on the chair.

The seas turned red with blood .

One of the hands in the picture was red with blood .

Urine analysis, a red blood cell count, and blood pressure were also routinely recorded.

Swollen mucous membranes, red and enlarged blood vessels; inflammation of all the tissues of the eye.

Haemolysis: the destruction of red blood cells.

The red of the blood drunk at a feast.

white

Lymphocyte: a variety of white blood cell.

His body was erroneously producing a flood of white blood cells in a frantic search for a disease that did not exist.

In two-thirds of such patients, white blood cells known as T-Lymphocytes that are produced by the marrow attack their fresh surroundings.

Glover saw his face, dense as coal, no white blood , none of the high tones of the day.

It is used to stimulate the white blood cells.

Plasma is the protein-rich water that remains when red and white blood cells are removed from blood.

Later, the patient was in severe, but expected, danger from a depletion of his own healthy white blood cells.

When white blood cells are damaged, your ability to fight off infections is reduced.

young

Leaning over the parapet to watch the young bloods in the river sprucing up their horses for the fair.

The holds the body while the young red blood squirts out and slashes the base of the li in criss-cross patterns.

But Kit wasn't having some young blood replace his female prizes.

He stopped once to look at the young blood sleeping among the Begonias.

Well, that 25-yard volley makes it two-nil to the young bloods .

■ NOUN

bank

Still, there was always food here at the blood bank as well as plenty of sweetened fluids to quickly restore energy.

The World Around Us Fascinating topics for young learners ranging from blood banks to deserts.

It's as if Vlad the Impaler had been selected to run Britain's blood bank .

cell

Research has suggested that for blood cells , this lipid asymmetry may help to maintain the delicate balance between haemostasis and thrombosis.

They can manufacture a whole host of body parts, from neurons to muscles to blood cells .

As the cells proceed from the stem cell to the various mature blood cell types they divide many times.

Plasma is the protein-rich water that remains when red and white blood cells are removed from blood.

The most vulnerable cells were those which the body renews most frequently; especially the white blood cells, including the lymphocytes.

Since 1998, white blood cells have been removed from donated blood.

These cells must be replaced and involve a process similar to that of blood cells.

The blood cells made in the spongy area inside our large bones are of three types.

clot

Neurosurgeons have successfully moved a blood clot from her brain and are keeping a close watch on her.

Doctors were forced to amputate her right leg, but Jennifer died when a blood clot caused a pulmonary embolism.

This is the formation of a blood clot in a deep lying vein, which needs immediate medical treatment.

The blockage is usually caused by a blood clot forming in an artery already narrowed by fatty atheroma.

The operation had gone all right, but the aftermath was not good-culminating in a blood clot .

But eight days later he developed a blood clot and died.

They wanted to know why doctors didn't notice a swelling, caused by the blood clot , for two days.

donor

Who can become a blood donor ?

Blood Transfusion Currently all blood donors are initially screened and blood is not accepted from high risk individuals.

The National Blood Transfusion Service is entirely dependent on voluntary blood donors .

That statistic comes from a mail-in survey of 34, 700 blood donors nationwide, he said.

Some require anonymous donors who perceive their role as similar to that of blood donors.

It is not as though regular blood donors receive preferential treatment when they come to need a transfusion.

Our contracts specify that private patients, many of whom are themselves blood donors , are not charged for the blood itself.

flow

This is seen as a greyish-white accumulation of material which grows and obstructs blood flow .

During either chore, many areas of your brain would receive increased blood flow .

Not tightly enough to restrict the blood flow , but sufficient to make her long to be able to stretch.

Watch the blood flow freely and smoothly through the muscles.

Mefenamic acid will reduce blood flow by between 30 and 45 per cent.

Other important methods measure regional changes in blood flow within the brain.

Scalp stimulants can help to revitalise dormant hair follicles by increasing the blood flow to the scalp.

We have not studied whether indomethacin affects arterial blood flow .

glucose

A reasonable course is to measure the blood glucose of all patients when they present with infarction.

Of these six hormones, insulin is the only one that decreases the blood glucose level.

A nonlinear relationship was observed between coronary heart and stroke mortality with the two hour postprandial blood glucose .

Regular exercise may also help to control blood glucose .

Diabetics and those with postprandial blood glucose levels between 5.4-11.

Insulin therapy is started if blood glucose levels remain elevated despite following these measures.

Ideally, the diagnosis should be confirmed before treatment, and this can be done with capillary blood glucose test sticks.

Most studies have found no increase in fetal mortality when blood glucose levels are controlled in this way.

group

Some of the antibodies we used were studied at the international workshop on blood group antibodies at Paris, 1987.

The first thing he saw was her blood group .

Thirty five healthy subjects with different blood groups were also included in the study.

And three of them needed A-Negative, Faye's blood group .

Few traits reach the extreme of a heritability of one, although blood groups in humans are an example.

Is blood group an inherited characteristic?

One of the more scientific attempts to discover their origins was an investigation of their blood group .

loss

Iron deficiency anaemia is commonly caused by chronic blood loss from the gastrointestinal tract.

Peptic ulceration may cause chronic gastrointestinal blood loss as well as an acute bleed.

If blood loss during operation has been excessive, previously cross-matched blood will be transfused.

Efficient emergency treatment relies upon being able to stem the blood loss with a tourniquet around the foot.

The deep cuts had missed the major blood vessels and nerves in his neck, but had caused considerable blood loss .

The results are expressed as mean daily blood loss .

The upper limit of normal for gastrointestinal blood loss is less than 1.0 ml/day.

pressure

Between 1945 and 1956, many research findings identified other factors which affected the blood pressure .

Prevents or delays high blood pressure , and reduces blood pressure in people with hypertension. 7.

Changes in blood pressure and activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system may contribute to these different effects.

High blood pressure means the heart is straining to pump blood.

Somatostatin is known to reduce splanchnic blood flow without modifying systemic arterial blood pressure .

The study also found that garlic supplements reduced blood pressure modestly, confirming results from previous studies.

If a doctor treats a patient with high blood pressure he records blood pressure levels before, during and after treatment.

That diet lowered their blood pressure as much as a typical blood-pressure-lowering medication would.

product

The vaccine does not contain any blood products .

The hepatitis B virus may be stable in dried blood and blood products at room temperature for up to seven days.

The second subcategory of blood-to-blood contact is transmission by receipt of contaminated blood transfusions or of contaminated blood products .

Hospitals reportedly are postponing chemotherapy treatments because of limited supplies of blood products .

A revolution in the use of blood transfusions and blood products .

Through infected blood and blood products entering the bloodstream.

Now that we know how to prepare safe blood products to aid clotting, this is unlikely to happen.

sample

One blood sample was taken before endoscopy and the patients then had a colonoscopy to the caecum.

A membrane selectively permeable to gases separates the buffer from the blood sample .

Beside it was a test-tube holder with a series of blood samples .

There too men are being asked to give blood samples .

It does not even include the taking of a blood sample .

So far 650 blood samples have been taken.

The police took blood samples from just about every male in the vicinity.

Next she's going to ask me to produce a blood sample .

sugar

All carbohydrates, sugars and starches are converted into blood sugar.

Circulating glucose remains in the blood , leading to a rise in blood sugar .

Jonathan had been taken to hospital and his blood sugar level had been found to be abnormally low.

Without insulin, blood sugar can not move into cells.

This just produces a swift blood sugar surge which rapidly declines - a solid breakfast which releases energy slowly is far better.

When you eat a big load of sugar , your blood sugar levels rise.

To provide this energy, stores of blood sugar and fats are metabolized.

You use insulin to store the excess sugar away until your blood sugar levels drop.

supply

It is not, in fact, the heart itself that tends to fail, but its blood supply .

Teeth usually become less sensitive as their nerve and blood supply decreases.

It also increases uterine blood supply and tone, relaxes the cervix and brings the goat into oestrus.

There are at least a dozen other restrictions aimed at preserving blood supply safety.

In Raynaud's disease, the blood supply to the fingers is faulty, leading to attacks of numbness and discomfort.

The blood supply in major Western countries is now safer than it has ever been.

Other organs, although vital in their own way, can not survive without a blood supply rich in oxygen and nutrients.

Reduced blood supply prevents healing, leading to infections and the development of ulcers.

test

They may include blood tests , X-rays or scans.

The famous Wassermann diagnostic blood test for syphilis has been used for forty years.

The parents face a nightmare week-long wait before blood tests show if there has been a hospital blunder.

Anyways, when Belinda died, she asked me to take a blood test .

She must have recently had a blood test .

A blood test can be used to find out whether a person's blood contains antibodies to the virus.

Returning for the blood test results is worth $ 10.

transfusion

Every 3 weeks her baby needs a blood transfusion .

Treatments, including dialysis and blood transfusion , failed, and Rash died of heart failure.

During an effort to overcome one of those problems - a heart defect - surgeons gave the boy a blood transfusion .

Thyroidectomy was performed without problem or need for blood transfusion .

Both groups received a similar volume of blood transfusion .

Shortly afterwards Miss T. told the midwife that she did not want a blood transfusion .

I was to have a blood transfusion before he could operate.

Remember - one day you may owe your life to a blood transfusion .

transfusions

Some people need blood transfusions as part of ordinary medical treatment for all kinds of illnesses.

The second subcategory of blood-to-blood contact is transmission by receipt of contaminated blood transfusions or of contaminated blood products.

Women at fifth and higher parity required blood transfusions twice to three times more frequently than did women of low parity.

A revolution in the use of blood transfusions and blood products.

Filtered blood is widely used to treat recurrent non-haemolytic febrile reactions in patients who depend on regular blood transfusions .

Although a new and growing field in medicine, placental blood transfusions have proved effective in combating leukemia and other cancers.

Treatment consisted in giving blood transfusions over a number of hours.

He spent three years in and out of hospitals and received more than three hundred blood transfusions .

vessel

But an inquest heard that the rupture in the blood vessel was not caused by the operation.

Just as in a bruise under the skin, a blood vessel in the brain can leak.

Its bite produces a worm which swells up the blood vessels , causing ulcers and, in the worst cases, blindness.

One-quarter of this extracellular fluid is contained within blood vessels as the plasma space.

Most acted directly on the blood vessels .

Everything in me is congealing-guts, glands, blood vessels , organs, bones.

He was well beaten and in a later race broke a blood vessel .

Doctors first thought it reduced blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels , Rubin said.

■ VERB

check

It is customary to check patients' blood coagulation before ERCp and correct any detected abnormality.

Doctors can easily check blood levels of B-12 and folic acid, he says.

It's a good idea to ask your doctor to check your blood pressure each visit.

We had a veterinarian call and tell us to check Marcus' blood pressure.

And as well as a physical examination, your vet will want to check urine and blood samples.

We have actors in trauma here. Check their blood gases.

Additional reasons for checking the blood pressure are marked retinopathy or any evidence of proteinuria.

The cost of blood testing strips used by diabetics to check their blood sugar also would be paid by Medicare.

donate

Since 1998, white blood cells have been removed from donated blood.

Another theory for her longevity: that the person who donated the tainted blood may have been relatively healthy, Wara said.

Each person who volunteers to donate blood goes through several screening steps before getting stuck with a needle.

Oh yeah, and he donates blood to the Red Cross.

Each is paid $ 40 to give an hourlong interview and donate two vials of blood .

Persons who have engaged in homosexual activities or have shot street drugs within the last 10 years should never donate blood .

Blood transfusions would transmit syphilis, except that blood-screening programs test all donated blood for evidence of the disease.

Risk of HIV-transmission through donated blood: 1 in 450, 000-660, 000.

draw

Blood banks must balance hospitals' need for blood with the need to draw blood only from healthy, relatively risk-free volunteers.

It was vicious, and it drew blood .

It should be exercised so hard, so incessantly, that it swells in effort and draws all your blood !

It was the Kings who drew early blood racing into an eight two lead.

As a Manila barrio streetfighter, he had drawn more blood than Dracula in a year of Halloween nights.

They vary from superficial scratches to full-thickness lacerations, but almost invariably draw blood .

He set immediately to work cutting and eating the chop, drawing the blood away from his brain.

lose

The bullet was deep in my arm, and I lost a lot of blood .

He had lost blood profusely and had collapsed.

Under the rock, he could feel himself losing a lot of blood .

He had lost a lot of blood and was lapsing in and out of consciousness.

Having lost several pints of blood due to a nasal haemorrhage, he was much too weak to continue.

Some vertebrates, including ourselves, lose water from the blood .

He's lost a lot of blood .

He lost four pints of blood and required 17 stitches.

shed

Suppose his hand slipped, suppose he were to shed Marcus's blood ?

Only the simpler, uglier land mine has shed more blood .

Atone for death by death. Shed blood for old blood shed.

They visited with terrible punishment those who shed the blood of kin did.

spill

You do not spill blood on your own carpet.

A number of the men feared the spilled blood , but the rest of the men laughed at them.

She had not spilled his blood before.

The execution chair was designed with splatter guards to capture spilled blood .

One time they spill the blood .

stain

The blanket slipped from his shoulders, disclosing the white T-shirt, its front stained soaked - with blood .

He had a couple of hundred dollars on top of the dashboard, folded in butcher wrap stained with lamb-chop blood .

By the time he had pulled the corpse out into the street, Valenzuela's clothes were stained with blood .

She will not have her altar stained with human blood .

They were stained with her blood and with the pallid cream of Stephen's semen.

We were given clothes of hers that were stained with blood .

His chest is suddenly stained with blood as something pulses frantically beneath his thin shirt.

The priest's cassock was stained with vomit and blood .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bad blood

There'd been some bad blood between Jose and Arriola over a woman.

But bad blood between the two had developed years before that.

But referee Ed Morrison's leniency led to bad blood spilling over in a six-man brawl as Richards looked for revenge.

It will be great theater because there is truly bad blood between the camps of supporters.

Probyn recognises that whenever there is money about, then the potential for bad blood creeping in is always there.

There had been bad blood between Laurie and Lisa for months.

There is bad blood between the options market's leading dealing firms and the stock exchange.

There was bad blood between Uncle Hal and Uncle Charlie.

Was this not deft proof of how the human gene-pool was constantly deteriorating, how bad blood drove out good?

blood rushes to sb's face/cheeks

blood/sperm/organ bank

But where had his Glover genes come from if his father was in a sperm bank ?

Fertility clinics and sperm banks in the United States often are privately run and are subject to few government restrictions.

In 1987, the agency had directed blood banks to similarly disqualify donors who have received pituitary-derived growth hormone.

In person, however, they have matured about as much as a sperm in a deep frozen sperm bank .

Still, there was always food here at the blood bank as well as plenty of sweetened fluids to quickly restore energy.

The chief donors to sperm banks were medical students.

The World Around Us Fascinating topics for young learners ranging from blood banks to deserts.

draw blood

Another cause related to blood-drawing is hemolysis of drawn blood.

Blood banks must balance hospitals' need for blood with the need to draw blood only from healthy, relatively risk-free volunteers.

He carried on ripping and tearing at his legs relentlessly and with sickening ferocity, even drawing blood at times.

He wanted to feel his fist bruise flesh, smash bone, draw blood.

Lee has stepped over zonked-out bodies to draw blood for syphilis tests.

They would draw blood or take little pieces of meat as you pulled them off, and it would burn like fire.

make your blood curdle

new blood

After its membership halved in the past year, leaving mainly diehard right-wingers behind, the party now desperately needs new blood.

Every election brings a supply of new blood to the legislature.

They seem to be expecting everyone over 50 to step aside and make way for new blood.

After that, a simple change to a new blood pressure medication solved the problem for good.

If the underlying cause persists, however, then a suffocating blanket of activated lymphocytes surrounds every new blood vessel.

It got some new blood in here.

The new blood testing exercise will cost up to five thousand pounds.

The system has resulted in new blood coming into the television industry.

The Treasury, where two ministers were election casualties, receives an infusion of new blood.

Then our heart rate climbs, steadily, until our ears are gulping on the new blood.

They give you new blood plasma.

pool of water/blood/light etc

A pool of light, expanding circles, merging, dragging me down.

A guard found him lying in a pool of blood, and a doctor saved him.

After they are replaced, the spent fuel rods are cooled for several years in pools of water at the plants.

His black telephone sat captive in a pool of light, ready for interrogation.

She leaves the coach and wanders through fields for many miles until between trees she sees a deep black pool of water.

The kind of pool of light depends on whether the bulb fitted inside is a spot, flood or an ordinary bulb.

Then on the fifth day, mid-morning, a pool of light as pale and clear as moonstone appeared on the horizon.

There was a pool of blood on the tarmac now, around his head.

sb's blood freezes

shed blood

Too much blood has already been shed in this conflict.

spill blood

A number of the men feared the spilled blood, but the rest of the men laughed at them.

Internal haemorrhaging spills blood into the stomach, and this causes a telltale black vomit.

People throw bricks, fight cops, disrupt Sunday services in churches, and spill blood all over the floor.

The execution chair was designed with splatter guards to capture spilled blood.

You do not spill blood on your own carpet.

spout of water/blood etc

They were racing here and there, and when wave tops collided, throwing up great spouts of water.

the colour/blood drains from sb's face/cheeks

your own flesh and blood

He raised those kids like they were his own flesh and blood.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

She lost a lot of blood in the accident.

There's French blood on his mother's side.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Businesses that clean up blood and guts at accident scenes must register with the state.

During the procedure pulse rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation were recorded every minute by the research nurse.

I remember it as if I were still standing there, streaked with blood and dust and tears, talking to her.

In Raynaud's disease, the blood supply to the fingers is faulty, leading to attacks of numbness and discomfort.

Now there are ways of making sure that infected blood isn't used in transfusions.

The plant it was made from sprang up first when Prometheus' blood dripped down upon the earth.

The temporary rise in blood pressure increases the oxygen requirements and creates an extra burden on the heart.

Urine analysis, a red blood cell count, and blood pressure were also routinely recorded.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bad blood

There'd been some bad blood between Jose and Arriola over a woman.

But bad blood between the two had developed years before that.

But referee Ed Morrison's leniency led to bad blood spilling over in a six-man brawl as Richards looked for revenge.

It will be great theater because there is truly bad blood between the camps of supporters.

Probyn recognises that whenever there is money about, then the potential for bad blood creeping in is always there.

There had been bad blood between Laurie and Lisa for months.

There is bad blood between the options market's leading dealing firms and the stock exchange.

There was bad blood between Uncle Hal and Uncle Charlie.

Was this not deft proof of how the human gene-pool was constantly deteriorating, how bad blood drove out good?

blood/sperm/organ bank

But where had his Glover genes come from if his father was in a sperm bank ?

Fertility clinics and sperm banks in the United States often are privately run and are subject to few government restrictions.

In 1987, the agency had directed blood banks to similarly disqualify donors who have received pituitary-derived growth hormone.

In person, however, they have matured about as much as a sperm in a deep frozen sperm bank .

Still, there was always food here at the blood bank as well as plenty of sweetened fluids to quickly restore energy.

The chief donors to sperm banks were medical students.

The World Around Us Fascinating topics for young learners ranging from blood banks to deserts.

new blood

After its membership halved in the past year, leaving mainly diehard right-wingers behind, the party now desperately needs new blood.

Every election brings a supply of new blood to the legislature.

They seem to be expecting everyone over 50 to step aside and make way for new blood.

After that, a simple change to a new blood pressure medication solved the problem for good.

If the underlying cause persists, however, then a suffocating blanket of activated lymphocytes surrounds every new blood vessel.

It got some new blood in here.

The new blood testing exercise will cost up to five thousand pounds.

The system has resulted in new blood coming into the television industry.

The Treasury, where two ministers were election casualties, receives an infusion of new blood.

Then our heart rate climbs, steadily, until our ears are gulping on the new blood.

They give you new blood plasma.

pool of water/blood/light etc

A pool of light, expanding circles, merging, dragging me down.

A guard found him lying in a pool of blood, and a doctor saved him.

After they are replaced, the spent fuel rods are cooled for several years in pools of water at the plants.

His black telephone sat captive in a pool of light, ready for interrogation.

She leaves the coach and wanders through fields for many miles until between trees she sees a deep black pool of water.

The kind of pool of light depends on whether the bulb fitted inside is a spot, flood or an ordinary bulb.

Then on the fifth day, mid-morning, a pool of light as pale and clear as moonstone appeared on the horizon.

There was a pool of blood on the tarmac now, around his head.

spout of water/blood etc

They were racing here and there, and when wave tops collided, throwing up great spouts of water.

your own flesh and blood

He raised those kids like they were his own flesh and blood.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

For I am writing this on Saturday evening, and already I have been blooded.

He has had a feverish complaint and has been blooded.

In which case it also seems a small price to pay for the next generation of senior managers to be blooded.

It was too long to go without being blooded.

Look how he blooded Speed and Batty ... he didnt chuck them in and hope for the best.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.