bleeder

[blee-der]

noun


Origin of bleeder

First recorded in 1780–90; bleed + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for bleeder resistor

bleeder resistor

noun

a resistor connected across the output terminals of a power supply in order to improve voltage regulation and to discharge filter capacitors

bleeder

noun

slang
  1. derogatorya despicable persona rotten bleeder
  2. any person; fellowwhere's the bleeder gone?
pathol a nontechnical name for a haemophiliac
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Word Origin and History for bleeder resistor

bleeder

n.

1756, "one who lets blood," agent noun from bleed (v.). As "one with hemophilia," from 1803.

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bleeder resistor in Medicine

bleeder

[blēdər]

n.

A person, such as a hemophiliac, who bleeds freely or is subject to frequent hemorrhages.
A blood vessel from which there is uncontrolled bleeding.
A blood vessel severed by trauma or surgery that requires cautery or ligature to arrest the flow of blood.
A person who draws blood from another; a phlebotomist.
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