Hemorrhage Definition

hĕmər-ĭj
hemorrhaged, hemorrhages, hemorrhaging
noun
hemorrhages
The escape of large quantities of blood from a blood vessel; heavy bleeding.
Webster's New World
A copious loss of something valuable.
A hemorrhage of corporate earnings.
American Heritage

(American) Alternative spelling of haemorrhage.

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verb
hemorrhaged, hemorrhages, hemorrhaging
To bleed copiously.
American Heritage Medicine
To suffer a hemorrhage.
Webster's New World
To undergo a rapid and sudden loss.
A gubernatorial candidate whose popularity hemorrhaged after a disastrous debate.
American Heritage
To lose (something valuable) rapidly and in quantity.
The company was hemorrhaging capital when it was bought by another firm.
American Heritage

(American) Alternative spelling of haemorrhage.

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Excessive or uncontrollable bleeding, often caused by trauma, surgical or obstetrical complications, or the advanced stages of certain illnesses, such as cirrhosis and peptic ulcer disease.
American Heritage Science

Origin of Hemorrhage

  • From obsolete hemoragie, emorogie from Middle English emorogie from Old French emoragie from Latin haemorrhagia from Greek haimorrhagiā haimo- hemo- -rrhagiā -rrhagia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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