[ hem-er-ij, hem-rij ]
/ ˈhɛm ər ɪdʒ, ˈhɛm rɪdʒ /


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.

verb (used without object), hem·or·rhaged, hem·or·rhag·ing.

to bleed profusely.
to lose assets, especially in large amounts.

verb (used with object), hem·or·rhaged, hem·or·rhag·ing.

to lose (assets): a company that was hemorrhaging money.

Nearby words

  1. hemoporphyrin,
  2. hemoprecipitin,
  3. hemoprotein,
  4. hemoptysis,
  5. hemorrhachis,
  6. hemorrhagenic,
  7. hemorrhagic ascites,
  8. hemorrhagic colitis,
  9. hemorrhagic cyst,
  10. hemorrhagic disease of newborn

Origin of hemorrhage

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

Related formshem·or·rhag·ic [hem-uh-raj-ik] /ˌhɛm əˈrædʒ ɪk/, adjectivepost·hem·or·rhag·ic, adjective

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Word Origin and History for hemorrhaged
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Medicine definitions for hemorrhaged


[ hĕmər-ĭj ]


An escape of blood from the blood vessels, especially when excessive.hemorrhea
Related formshemor•rhage v.hem′or•rhagic (hĕm′ə-răjĭk) adj.

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Science definitions for hemorrhaged


[ hĕmər-ĭj ]

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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