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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 hemorrhaging
  • Symptoms included anorexia, lethargy, pallor and nasal hemorrhaging.
  • To put it more bluntly, the business was hemorrhaging cash and would have continued to do so.
  • That's not a bad showing, but it's no savior for a weekly magazine that is losing readers and hemorrhaging money.
  • Bringing in the heat is about all these firms can do to protect their brand names-and their hemorrhaging profits.
  • But they both made clear that the whole idea of the merger is to make the two companies stop hemorrhaging money.
  • hemorrhaging sometimes occurs at the bases of the fins and in the eyes.
Word Origin and History for hemorrhaging

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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hemorrhaging 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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hemorrhaging 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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