US hemorrhage

/ (ˈhɛmərɪdʒ) /

  1. profuse bleeding from ruptured blood vessels

  2. a steady or severe loss or depletion of resources, staff, etc

  1. (intr) to bleed profusely

  2. (tr) to undergo a steady or severe loss or depletion of (resources, staff, etc)

Origin of haemorrhage

C17: from Latin haemorrhagia; see haemo-, -rrhagia

Derived forms of haemorrhage

  • haemorrhagic or US hemorrhagic (ˌhɛməˈrædʒɪk), adjective

Words Nearby haemorrhage

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How to use haemorrhage in a sentence

  • The haemorrhage had been very abundant, and Herbert was already too much enfeebled by the loss of blood.

    The Secret of the Island | W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
  • Let us see what the priest can do to fight the national curse, and stay the national haemorrhage.

  • Or possibly the blood from a renal haemorrhage has descended into the bladder and obstructs the urethra.

    Gilbertus Anglicus | Henry Ebenezer Handerson
  • Paul says in cases of sloughing of the prepuce we must cut it off, and if there be haemorrhage we must use lunated cauteries ( ).

  • He also recommends a sponge dipped in vinegar or cold water for stopping haemorrhage.