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blood·less / ˈblədlis/ • adj. 1. without blood: the meat is clean and relatively bloodless. ∎ (of a revolution or conflict) without violence or killing: a bloodless coup. ∎  (of surgery or other medical procedures) spilling little or no blood: it is usually the drug of choice for bloodless medicine.2. (of the skin or a part of the body) drained of color: his bloodless lips. ∎ (of a person) cold or unemotional. ∎  lacking in vitality; feeble.DERIVATIVES: blood·less·ly adv.blood·less·ness n.