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bleeding

[ blee-ding ]
/ ˈbli dɪŋ /
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noun

the act, fact, or process of losing blood or having blood flow.
the act or process of drawing blood from a person, especially surgically; bloodletting.
the extension of color beyond an edge or border, especially so as to combine with a contiguous color or to affect an adjacent area.

adjective

adverb

British Slang. (used as an intensifier): a bleeding silly idea.

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Origin of bleeding

1175–1225; Middle English (noun and adj.); see bleed, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM bleeding

non·bleed·ing, adjective, nounun·bleed·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bleeding

bleeding
/ (ˈbliːdɪŋ) /

adjective, adverb British slang

(intensifier)a bleeding fool; it's bleeding beautiful
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