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hemorrhage

[hem-er-ij, hem-rij] /ˈhɛm ər ɪdʒ, ˈhɛm rɪdʒ/
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.
verb (used without object), hemorrhaged, hemorrhaging.
4.
to bleed profusely.
5.
to lose assets, especially in large amounts.
verb (used with object), hemorrhaged, hemorrhaging.
6.
to lose (assets):
a company that was hemorrhaging money.
Origin of hemorrhage
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin haemorrhagia < Greek haimorrhagía. See hemo-, -rrhagia
Related forms
hemorrhagic
[hem-uh-raj-ik] /ˌhɛm əˈrædʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
posthemorrhagic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hemorrhage

haemorrhage

/ˈhɛmərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
profuse bleeding from ruptured blood vessels
2.
a steady or severe loss or depletion of resources, staff, etc
verb
3.
(intransitive) to bleed profusely
4.
(transitive) to undergo a steady or severe loss or depletion of (resources, staff, etc)
Derived Forms
haemorrhagic, (US) hemorrhagic (ˌhɛməˈrædʒɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin haemorrhagia; see haemo-, -rrhagia
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Word Origin and History for 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.

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 in Medicine

hemorrhage hem·or·rhage (hěm'ər-ĭj)
n.
An escape of blood from the blood vessels, especially when excessive. Also called hemorrhea.


hem'or·rhage v.
hem'or·rhag'ic (hěm'ə-rāj'ĭk) adj.
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hemorrhage in Science
hemorrhage
  (hěm'ər-ĭj)   
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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