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  • adj. Alternative form of exsanguious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See exsanguious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of or deficient in blood, as an animal; anemic. Also exsanguineous.

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  • adj. destitute of blood or apparently so

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Examples

  • The muted light in the church suspended a filament between us, reproducing the exact atmosphere of an early seventeenth-century Spanish studio in which - tonsured, waxen, austere and exsanguinous - were bowed in prayer the models of Zurbarán and El Greco.

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  • From p. 14 of Patrick Leigh Fermor's "A Time to Keep Silence":

    The muted light in the church suspended a filament between us, reproducing the exact atmosphere of an early seventeenth-century studio in which--tonsured, waxen, austere and exsanguinous--were bowed in prayer the models of Zurbarán and El Greco.

    January 21, 2014