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bleeder

[blee-der]
noun
1.
a person who bleeds abnormally because of low clotting rate; hemophiliac.
2.
a person or animal that bleeds easily, especially an athlete or racehorse.
3.
a person who draws blood from a sick person; phlebotomist.
4.
Slang. a person who drains another of money, resources, etc.; parasite or usurer.
5.
Metallurgy. an ingot or casting from which some metal has escaped.
6.
Also called bleeder resistor. Electricity. a resistor that is connected across a power supply for voltage regulation and to dissipate the charge remaining in capacitors when the power is discontinued.
7.
Also called bleeder valve. a valve or opening for draining a tank, tubing, etc.
8.
British Slang.
a.
a despicable person.
b.
a person, especially a man; fellow.

Origin:
1780–90; bleed + -er1

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bleeder (ˈbliːdə)
 
n
1.  slang
 a.  derogatory a despicable person: a rotten bleeder
 b.  any person; fellow: where's the bleeder gone?
2.  pathol a nontechnical name for a haemophiliac

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bleeder bleed·er (blē'dər)
n.

  1. A person, such as a hemophiliac, who bleeds freely or is subject to frequent hemorrhages.

  2. A blood vessel from which there is uncontrolled bleeding.

  3. A blood vessel severed by trauma or surgery that requires cautery or ligature to arrest the flow of blood.

  4. A person who draws blood from another; a phlebotomist.

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