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nosebleed

[nohz-bleed] /ˈnoʊzˌblid/
noun
1.
bleeding from the nose.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50 as plant name; 1850-55 for def 1; late Middle English; see nose, bleed
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British Dictionary definitions for nose-bleeds

nosebleed

/ˈnəʊzˌbliːd/
noun
1.
bleeding from the nose, as the result of injury, etc Technical name epistaxis
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nose-bleeds in Medicine

nosebleed nose·bleed (nōz'blēd')
n.
A nasal hemorrhage; bleeding from the nose.

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Slang definitions & phrases for nose-bleeds

nosebleed

modifier
  1. : Sitting next to Bob Ueker up there in Nosebleed Heaven/ I passed the evening of January
  2. in the nosebleed section of the Louisiana Superdome watching Alabama claim the championship/ were forced to watch the show standing behind nosebleed seats in the balcony
noun

Putative nasal bleeding caused by high altitudes: $50. This is the dreaded 400 section of Madison Square Garden. Short of flying on the Concorde, a seat here offers one of the most glamorous nosebleeds available anywhere (mid-1980s+ Sports)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for nose-bleeds

nosebleed

an attack of bleeding from the nose. It is a common and usually unimportant disorder but may also result from local conditions of inflammation, small ulcers or polypoid growths, or severe injuries to the skull. Vascular disease, such as high blood pressure, may provoke it, and such diseases as scurvy and hemophilia also may be responsible. Usually it is easily controlled by rest and application of cold and pressure. On occasion it may require expert care.

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