- a profuse discharge of blood, as from a ruptured blood vessel; bleeding.
- the loss of assets, especially in large amounts.
- any widespread or uncontrolled loss or diffusion.
- to bleed profusely.
- to lose assets, especially in large amounts.
- to lose (assets): a company that was hemorrhaging money.
Origin of hemorrhage
Examples from the Web for hemorrhaging
“[She] had been hemorrhaging since she arrived,” the affidavit notes.Charged With Murder for a Miscarriage in Oklahoma
June 19, 2014
The interest paid by the folks who don't default is the only thing keeping this program from hemorrhaging money.Elizabeth Warren Wants the Fed to Get Into the Student Loan Business
May 9, 2013
The patient is hemorrhaging, and you are charged with determining care.It’s About Medicare, Stupid!
June 10, 2011
Barely four years later, it looks like Viacom dodged a bullet—and News Corp. seems to be hemorrhaging money from the deal.How MySpace Blew It
June 22, 2009
New York ad agencies were not yet hemorrhaging employees, but everyone knew what was coming.The Economy Stole My Man!
January 14, 2009
Word Origin and History for hemorrhaging
by 1882, from hemorrhage (n.). Related: Hemorrhaged; hemorrhaging.
Slang in Reports: B.I.D. for "Brought in Dead" and "Dotty" are, [Mr. Sidney Holland of London Hospital] considers, permissible expressions, but he draws the line at "fitting" and "hæmorrhaging." Only such terms, he says, should be used as outside doctors will understand. We would say that on a point of such odiously bad taste he might have been much more severe. [Lavinia L. Dock, "The American Journal of Nursing," 1906]
c.1400, emorosogie (modern form by 17c.), from Latin haemorrhagia, from Greek haimorrhagia, from haimorrhages "bleeding violently," from haima "blood" (see -emia) + rhage "a breaking," from rhegnynai "to break, burst." Related: Hemorrhagic.
- An escape of blood from the blood vessels, especially when excessive.hemorrhea
- 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.