- a profuse discharge of blood, as from a ruptured blood vessel; bleeding.
- the loss of assets, especially in large amounts.
- any widespread or uncontrolled loss or diffusion.
- to bleed profusely.
- to lose assets, especially in large amounts.
- to lose (assets): a company that was hemorrhaging money.
Origin of hemorrhage
Examples from the Web for hemorrhage
Many patients who die have fixable wounds—their deaths are from hemorrhage.New 'Suspended Animation' Procedure Saves Lives by Replacing Blood with a Cold Electrolyte Solution
April 2, 2014
Britain does not want to see the City of London hemorrhage hundreds of billions of pounds if Russian investors pull out.Obama’s Nuclear Summit Aimed to Stop Terrorists. Now Putin’s the Issue.
Christopher Dickey, Jamie Dettmer, Nadette De Visser
March 25, 2014
But within a minute, the midwife called for backup, and Turlington Burns began to hemorrhage.Harnessing Social Media To Keep Moms Healthy
May 9, 2013
In free fall, I could go into a spin that might make me unconscious or cause my eyes or brain to hemorrhage.Felix Baumgartner Talks Space Jump, Red Bull’s ‘Stratos,’ Kittinger’s Record, and More
October 9, 2012
Research has shown benefits to planned home birth, including lower risk of hemorrhage, infection, and post-partum depression.Home-Birth Horror Stories
September 9, 2010
The worst, according to Pete Hamilton, was sudden death of a hemorrhage.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
It was the hemorrhage coming, the near end which Ferrand had been dreading.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The hemorrhage had been brought on by Frederick's description of her child.Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
His wife was with him, and a surgeon, who had found the ball but could not stop the hemorrhage.The Long Roll
It wasn't like a story at all: it was like—like a hemorrhage.
Word Origin and History for hemorrhage
c.1400, emorosogie (modern form by 17c.), from Latin haemorrhagia, from Greek haimorrhagia, from haimorrhages "bleeding violently," from haima "blood" (see -emia) + rhage "a breaking," from rhegnynai "to break, burst." Related: Hemorrhagic.
by 1882, from hemorrhage (n.). Related: Hemorrhaged; hemorrhaging.
Slang in Reports: B.I.D. for "Brought in Dead" and "Dotty" are, [Mr. Sidney Holland of London Hospital] considers, permissible expressions, but he draws the line at "fitting" and "hæmorrhaging." Only such terms, he says, should be used as outside doctors will understand. We would say that on a point of such odiously bad taste he might have been much more severe. [Lavinia L. Dock, "The American Journal of Nursing," 1906]
- An escape of blood from the blood vessels, especially when excessive.hemorrhea
- Excessive or uncontrollable bleeding, often caused by trauma, surgical or obstetrical complications, or the advanced stages of certain illnesses, such as cirrhosis and peptic ulcer disease.