bleeding

[blee-ding]
noun
1.
the act, fact, or process of losing blood or having blood flow.
2.
the act or process of drawing blood from a person, especially surgically; bloodletting.
3.
the extension of color beyond an edge or border, especially so as to combine with a contiguous color or to affect an adjacent area.
adjective
4.
sending forth blood: a bleeding sore.
5.
feeling, expressing, or characterized by extreme or excessive anguish and compassion.
6.
British Slang. (used as an intensifier): bleeding fool.
adverb
7.
British Slang. (used as an intensifier): a bleeding silly idea.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English (noun and adj.); see bleed, -ing1, -ing2

nonbleeding, adjective, noun
unbleeding, adjective
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bleed

[bleed]
verb (used without object), bled [bled] , bleeding.
1.
to lose blood from the vascular system, either internally into the body or externally through a natural orifice or break in the skin: to bleed from the mouth.
2.
(of injured tissue, excrescences, etc.) to exude blood: a wart that is bleeding.
3.
(of a plant) to exude sap, resin, etc., from a wound.
4.
(of dye or paint) to run or become diffused: All the colors bled when the dress was washed.
5.
(of a liquid) to ooze or flow out.
6.
to feel pity, sorrow, or anguish: My heart bleeds for you. A nation bleeds for its dead heroes.
7.
to suffer wounds or death, as in battle: The soldiers bled for the cause.
8.
(of a broadcast signal) to interfere with another signal: CB transmissions bleeding over into walkie-talkies.
9.
Printing. (of printed matter) to run off the edges of a page, either by design or through mutilation caused by too close trimming.
10.
Slang. to pay out money, as when overcharged or threatened with extortion.
11.
Metallurgy. (of a cooling ingot or casting) to have molten metal force its way through the solidified exterior because of internal gas pressure.
verb (used with object), bled [bled] , bleeding.
12.
to cause to lose blood, especially surgically: Doctors no longer bleed their patients to reduce fever.
13.
to lose or emit (blood or sap).
14.
to drain or draw sap, water, electricity, etc., from (something): to bleed a pipeline of excess air.
15.
to remove trapped air from (as an automotive brake system) by opening a bleeder valve.
16.
to obtain an excessive amount from; extort money from.
17.
Printing.
a.
to permit (printed illustrations or ornamentation) to run off the page or sheet.
b.
to trim the margin of (a book or sheet) so closely as to mutilate the text or illustration.
noun
18.
Printing.
a.
a sheet or page margin trimmed so as to mutilate the text or illustration.
b.
a part thus trimmed off.
19.
Medicine/Medical. an instance of bleeding; hemorrhage: an intracranial bleed.
adjective
20.
Printing. characterized by bleeding: a bleed page.
Verb phrases
21.
bleed off, to draw or extract: to bleed off sap from a maple tree; to bleed off static electricity.
Idioms
22.
bleed white. white ( def 41 ).

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English bleden, Old English blēdan, derivative of blōd blood

outbleed, verb (used with object), outbled, outbleeding.
unbled, adjective

bled, bleed, blood.
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bleed (bliːd)
 
vb , bleeds, bleeding, bled
1.  (intr) to lose or emit blood
2.  (tr) to remove or draw blood from (a person or animal)
3.  (intr) to be injured or die, as for a cause or one's country
4.  (of plants) to exude (sap or resin), esp from a cut
5.  informal (tr) to obtain relatively large amounts of money, goods, etc, esp by extortion
6.  (tr) to draw liquid or gas from (a container or enclosed system): to bleed the hydraulic brakes
7.  (intr) (of dye or paint) to run or become mixed, as when wet
8.  to print or be printed so that text, illustrations, etc, run off the trimmed page
9.  (tr) to trim (the edges of a printed sheet) so closely as to cut off some of the printed matter
10.  (intr) civil engineering, building trades (of a mixture) to exude (a liquid) during compaction, such as water from cement
11.  bleed someone or something dry to extort gradually all the resources of a person or thing
12.  one's heart bleeds used to express sympathetic grief, but often used ironically
 
n
13.  printing
 a.  an illustration or sheet trimmed so that some matter is bled
 b.  (as modifier): a bleed page
14.  printing the trimmings of a sheet that has been bled
 
[Old English blēdan; see blood]

bleeding (ˈbliːdɪŋ)
 
adj, —adv
(intensifier): a bleeding fool; it's bleeding beautiful

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Word Origin & History

bleed
O.E. bledan "to bleed, to let blood," from P.Gmc. *blothjan "emit blood" (cf. O.N. blæða, Ger. bluten), from *blotham "blood" (see blood).

bleeding
late 14c., "flowing out of blood," mid-15c. as "drawing out of blood;" from prp. adj. (early 13c.) of bleed. Figurative use is from 1796. Of dyes or paints, from 1888. As an adj. euphemism for bloody, from 1858.
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Medical Dictionary

bleed (blēd)
v. bled (blěd), bleed·ing, bleeds

  1. To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.

  2. To take or remove blood from.

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Slang Dictionary

bleed definition


  1. tv.
    to drain someone of money through extortion or continuous demands for payment. : I'm going to bleed you till I get what I deserve.
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bleeding

escape of blood from blood vessels into surrounding tissue and the process of coagulation through the action of platelets.

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The hallway was filled with smoke and with coughing, bleeding people who were
  stumbling around, disoriented.
Ferns, hostas, and bleeding hearts enjoy the cool conditions around the
  fountain.
He was bleeding profusely from his ear, eyes and nose.
By then, my head was bleeding and the blood visibly trickling behind my ear and
  onto my neck.
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