Hemorrhage meaning

hĕmər-ĭj
The definition of a hemorrhage is a rapid loss of blood, usually due to a ruptured blood vessel, or a rapid loss of resources or valuable people.

When you rupture a blood vessel while giving birth and start bleeding profusely, this is an example of a hemorrhage.

When a company is losing thousands and thousands of dollars every quarter, this is an example of a hemorrhage of money.

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Excessive discharge of blood from the blood vessels; profuse bleeding.
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A copious loss of something valuable.

A hemorrhage of corporate earnings.

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To bleed copiously.
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To undergo a rapid and sudden loss.

A gubernatorial candidate whose popularity hemorrhaged after a disastrous debate.

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To lose (something valuable) rapidly and in quantity.

The company was hemorrhaging capital when it was bought by another firm.

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The escape of large quantities of blood from a blood vessel; heavy bleeding.
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To suffer a hemorrhage.
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Excessive discharge of blood from the blood vessels; profuse bleeding.
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To bleed copiously.
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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.
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(American) Alternative spelling of haemorrhage.
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(American) Alternative spelling of haemorrhage.
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Hemorrhage is defined as to lose large amounts of blood rapidly, or to spend large sums of money rapidly or without control.

When you start bleeding a lot due to a ruptured blood vessel in an accident, this is an example of when you hemorrhage.

When you spend thousands of dollars at the mall each week, this is an example of a time when you hemorrhage money.

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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