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hemorrhage

[hem-er-ij, hem-rij]
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noun
  1. a profuse discharge of blood, as from a ruptured blood vessel; bleeding.
  2. the loss of assets, especially in large amounts.
  3. any widespread or uncontrolled loss or diffusion.
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verb (used without object), hem·or·rhaged, hem·or·rhag·ing.
  1. to bleed profusely.
  2. to lose assets, especially in large amounts.
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verb (used with object), hem·or·rhaged, hem·or·rhag·ing.
  1. to lose (assets): a company that was hemorrhaging money.
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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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hemorrhage

v.

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]
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hemorrhage

n.

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.

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hemorrhaging in Medicine

hemorrhage

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

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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