- 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 hemorrhagic
The only thing more terrifying than the spread of Ebola is when the hemorrhagic fever spreads to pregnant women.The Only Thing More Terrifying Than Ebola Is Being Pregnant With Ebola
Kent Sepkowitz, Abby Haglage
October 2, 2014
In 1991, before he was pope, he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke that briefly affected his eyesight.The Pope's Failing Health
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 28, 2011
Because an autopsy disclosed multiple internal hemorrhages, the cause of death was tentatively listed as “hemorrhagic bronchitis.”The Panic of 1947
September 19, 2009
Abortion is very frequent because of the hemorrhagic endometritis.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
Its walls were much congested and full of hemorrhagic points.
The heart was dilated; the stomach was not hemorrhagic, but rather pale.
The lymph-nodes may be congested, or edematous and hemorrhagic.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
The base of each cutaneous efflorescence was hemorrhagic and dematous.Plague
Thomas Wright Jackson
Word Origin and History for 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]
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.
- 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.