Bloodletting

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Bloodletting

An intense bear market. Bloodletting occurs when a security or market declines significantly in price very quickly. See also: Panic sell.
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For delicate cuts such as these, the scarificator may only run his blade over the skin once, but for prominent scars, he may cut the wound a number of times.
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