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.
- hem·or·rhag·ic [hem-uh-raj-ik], /ˌhɛm əˈrædʒ ɪk/, adjective
- post·hem·or·rhag·ic, adjective
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How to use hemorrhage in a sentence
In the US, pregnancy-related deaths occur for many reasons, including cardiovascular conditions, infections and hemorrhage caused or worsened by being pregnant or giving birth.Abortion bans could make maternal mortality so much worse in the US | Amanda Jean Stevenson/The Conversation | September 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
Many of the brains appear superficially normal but reveal swelling or hemorrhage once dissected.The world’s largest collection of malformed brains | Adam Voorhes, Robin Finlay | August 25, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
She started her business in 2016 after undergoing her own emergency C-section and learning that many pregnant women die of postpartum hemorrhage simply due to a lack of blood available for transfusions.
She has “taken a bad turn,” and her condition worsens after she falls and experiences a brain hemorrhage.In ‘The Living Sea of Waking Dreams,’ last-ditch medical interventions are their own horror story | Jake Cline | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
He lost consciousness on impact and sustained an intracerebral hemorrhage.
In 1993 a doctor described the Lazarus phenomenon in a seventy-five-year-old man with a lung hemorrhage.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead | Sandeep Jauhar | August 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Elizabeth Lopatto | April 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pianist would survive Kennedy by 15 years, before succumbing to a cerebral hemorrhage at age 48.
But within a minute, the midwife called for backup, and Turlington Burns began to hemorrhage.
Recognition of occult hemorrhage has its greatest value in diagnosis of gastric cancer and ulcer.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Yellowish or brown, needle-like or rhombic crystals of hematoidin (Fig. 32) may be seen after hemorrhage into the bowel.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
As for me, I have to lay aside my lawn tennis, having (as was to be expected) had a smart but eminently brief hemorrhage.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
"It's nothing serious; just a—pretty bad hemorrhage," he said, finding it necessary to pause between words.The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
The danger, as I have already told you, lies in renewed hemorrhage; but that I hope we can prevent.A Very Naughty Girl | L. T. Meade
Scientific definitions for hemorrhage
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.
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