- profuse bleeding from ruptured blood vessels
- a steady or severe loss or depletion of resources, staff, etc
- (intr) to bleed profusely
- (tr) to undergo a steady or severe loss or depletion of (resources, staff, etc)
C17: from Latin haemorrhagia; see haemo-, -rrhagia
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Examples from the Web for haemorrhage
No blood issued from the wound—the haemorrhage was all internal.Snarley-yow
It is most easy to illustrate this by describing what happens after a haemorrhage.
In many anaemias there is a special tendency to haemorrhage.
Ulceration and haemorrhage are common accompaniments of this form of cancer.
The surgeon stood at the head of the couch, endeavouring to stop the haemorrhage from the wound.The Cruise of the Frolic
Word Origin and History for haemorrhage
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