hemorrhage
I. noun Etymology: Latin haemorrhagia, from Greek haimorrhagia, from haimo- hem- + -rrhagia Date: 1671 1. a copious discharge of blood from the blood vessels 2. a rapid and uncontrollable loss or outflow <
a financial hemorrhage
>
hemorrhagic adjective II. verb (-rhaged; -rhaging) Date: 1928 intransitive verb to undergo heavy or uncontrollable bleeding transitive verb to lose rapidly and uncontrollably <
hemorrhage money
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hemorrhage — Hem or*rhage, n. [L. haemorrhagia, Gr. a imorragi a; a i^ma blood + rhgny nai to break, burst: cf. F. h[ e]morragie, h[ e]morrhagie.] (Med.) Any discharge of blood from the blood vessels. [1913 Webster] Note: The blood circulates in a system of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hemorrhage — [hem′ər ij΄, hem′rij΄] n. [Fr hémorrhagie < L haemorrhagia < Gr haimorrhagia < haima, blood (see HEMO ) + base of rhēgnynai, to break, burst] the escape of large quantities of blood from a blood vessel; heavy bleeding vi. hemorrhaged,… …   English World dictionary

  • hemorrhage — UK US /ˈhemərɪdʒ/ verb [I or T] US ► HAEMORRHAGE(Cf. ↑haemorrhage) verb …   Financial and business terms

  • hemorrhage — [v] bleed drain, extravasate, gush, lose blood, ooze, open vein, outflow, phlebotomize, seep, spill blood; concept 185 …   New thesaurus

  • Hemorrhage — Bleeding or the abnormal flow of blood. The patient may have an internal hemorrhage that is invisible or an external hemorrhage that is visible on the outside of the body. Bleeding into the spleen or liver is internal hemorrhage. Bleeding from a… …   Medical dictionary

  • hemorrhage — {{11}}hemorrhage (n.) c.1400, emorosogie (modern form by 17c.), from L. haemorrhagia, from Gk. haimorrhagia, from haimorrhages bleeding violently, from haima blood (see EMIA (Cf. emia)) + rhage a breaking, from rhegnynai to break, burst. Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • hemorrhage — hemorrhagic /hem euh raj ik/, adj. /hem euhr ij, hem rij/, n., v., hemorrhaged, hemorrhaging. n. 1. a profuse discharge of blood, as from a ruptured blood vessel; bleeding. 2. the loss of assets, esp. in large amounts. 3. any widespread or… …   Universalium

  • hemorrhage — n. a cerebral; internal hemorrhage * * * internal hemorrhage a cerebral …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hemorrhage — noun (AmE) ⇨ See ↑haemorrhage Hemorrhage is used after these nouns: ↑brain …   Collocations dictionary

  • hemorrhage — hem|or|rhage1 [ hemərıdʒ ] noun count or uncount an instance of blood flowing out of an injured organ inside someone s body, rather than out of their body through a cut in the skin hemorrhage hem|or|rhage 2 [ hemərıdʒ ] verb 1. ) intransitive to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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