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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
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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Examples from the web for hemorrhages
  • Some of those poor outcomes included brain hemorrhages, which can be deadly, and failure of the patient to improve.
  • The unknown infectious agent was causing people to die with hemorrhages flooding from the natural orifices of the body.
  • Sometimes the optic nerves swell so badly they bulge into the back of the eye, degrading vision and causing retinal hemorrhages.
  • The mice became clumsy, then paralyzed, then died of brain hemorrhages.
  • Examination of the nails may show splinter hemorrhages.
  • And it is unclear whether drugs can stem hemorrhages from internal bleeding.
  • Curtis's family had a history of fatal cerebral hemorrhages.
  • In a year or so the tuberculosis started to cut up again and hemorrhages began.
  • Her hemorrhages started up again, more seriously than ever.
Word Origin and History for hemorrhages

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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hemorrhages 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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hemorrhages 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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