[ hem-er-ij, hem-rij ]
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  1. a profuse discharge of blood, as from a ruptured blood vessel; bleeding.

  2. the loss of assets, especially in large amounts.

  1. any widespread or uncontrolled loss or diffusion.

verb (used without object),hem·or·rhaged, hem·or·rhag·ing.
  1. to bleed profusely.

  2. to lose assets, especially in large amounts.

verb (used with object),hem·or·rhaged, hem·or·rhag·ing.
  1. to lose (assets): a company that was hemorrhaging money.

Origin of hemorrhage

1665–75; <Latin haemorrhagia<Greek haimorrhagía.See hemo-, -rrhagia

Other words from hemorrhage

  • hem·or·rhag·ic [hem-uh-raj-ik], /ˌhɛm əˈrædʒ ɪk/, adjective
  • post·hem·or·rhag·ic, adjective

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Scientific definitions for hemorrhage


[ hĕmər-ĭj ]

  1. 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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