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Bloodlust or bloodthirstiness refers to a desire to see blood being shed; although it is a portmanteau of blood and either lust or thirst, it usually refers to a desire to see blood being shed in combat.

It can also refer to a literal lust or desire for either the sight or drinking of blood, such as blood fetishism,[1] or for drinking blood in vampire-like behaviour.

Bloodlust may also refer to:

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  1. ^ Williams, DJ (2008). "Contemporary Vampires and (Blood-Red) Leisure: Should We Be Afraid of the Dark?". Leisure 32 (2): 513–539. doi:10.1080/14927713.2008.9651420.