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[hem-er-ij, hem-rij] /ˈhɛm ər ɪdʒ, ˈhɛm rɪdʒ/
a profuse discharge of blood, as from a ruptured blood vessel; bleeding.
the loss of assets, especially in large amounts.
any widespread or uncontrolled loss or diffusion.
verb (used without object), hemorrhaged, hemorrhaging.
to bleed profusely.
to lose assets, especially in large amounts.
verb (used with object), hemorrhaged, hemorrhaging.
to lose (assets):
a company that was hemorrhaging money.
Origin of hemorrhage
1665-75; < Latin haemorrhagia < Greek haimorrhagía. See hemo-, -rrhagia
Related forms
[hem-uh-raj-ik] /ˌhɛm əˈrædʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
posthemorrhagic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hemorrhage
  • There's also the danger of causing a subdural hematoma, a hemorrhage in the veins between the brain and the skull.
  • As their core body temperature falls, people start to shiver and their risks of infection and hemorrhage increase.
  • Campbell had undergone a three-hour brain operation for a hemorrhage and never regained consciousness.
  • Her doctors said she died of a brain hemorrhage caused by a birth defect.
  • The immediate cause of death was paralysis of the respiratory centers due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • He was taken off life support after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
  • Have mercy, because, what you are reading is the psychological hemorrhage of deep wounds that often have no words to describe.
  • Five days later, it was discovered that he had a brain hemorrhage and will no longer be able to bobsled.
  • They told him that he was in imminent danger of a brain hemorrhage.
  • Now they hemorrhage billions of dollars in a single year.
British Dictionary definitions for hemorrhage


profuse bleeding from ruptured blood vessels
a steady or severe loss or depletion of resources, staff, etc
(intransitive) to bleed profusely
(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

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.


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)
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
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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