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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

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

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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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