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1hemorrhage

noun hem·or·rhage \ˈhem-rij, ˈhe-mə-\

medical : a condition in which a person bleeds too much and cannot stop the flow of blood

Full Definition of HEMORRHAGE

1
:  a copious discharge of blood from the blood vessels
2
:  a rapid and uncontrollable loss or outflow <a financial hemorrhage>
hem·or·rhag·ic \ˌhe-mə-ˈra-jik\ adjective

Examples of HEMORRHAGE

  1. The patient suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.
  2. There is a possibility of hemorrhage with the procedure.

Origin of HEMORRHAGE

Latin haemorrhagia, from Greek haimorrhagia, from haimo- hem- + -rrhagia
First Known Use: 1671

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

2hemorrhage

verb

medical : to bleed in a very fast and uncontrolled way

: to lose (people, money, etc.) in a very fast and uncontrolled way

hemorrhagedhemorrhag·ing

Full Definition of HEMORRHAGE

intransitive verb
:  to undergo heavy or uncontrollable bleeding
transitive verb
:  to lose rapidly and uncontrollably <hemorrhage money>

Examples of HEMORRHAGE

  1. The patient began to hemorrhage after the surgery.

First Known Use of HEMORRHAGE

1928

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