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haemorrhage

US hemorrhage

noun
  1. profuse bleeding from ruptured blood vessels
  2. a steady or severe loss or depletion of resources, staff, etc
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verb
  1. (intr) to bleed profusely
  2. (tr) to undergo a steady or severe loss or depletion of (resources, staff, etc)
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Derived Formshaemorrhagic or US hemorrhagic (ˌhɛməˈrædʒɪk), adjective

Word Origin for haemorrhage

C17: from Latin haemorrhagia; see haemo-, -rrhagia
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Word Origin and History for haemorrhage

see hemorrhage; also see æ.

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