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hemorrhage

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noun hem·or·rhage \ˈhem-rij, ˈhe-mə-\

Simple Definition of hemorrhage

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

Full Definition of hemorrhage

  1. 1 :  a copious discharge of blood from the blood vessels

  2. 2 :  a rapid and uncontrollable loss or outflow <a financial hemorrhage>

hem·or·rhag·ic play \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


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hemorrhage

verb hem·or·rhage

Simple Definition of hemorrhage

  • medical : to bleed in a very fast and uncontrolled way

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

Full Definition of hemorrhage

hemorrhagedhemorrhag·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to undergo heavy or uncontrollable bleeding

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to lose rapidly and uncontrollably <hemorrhage money>

Examples of hemorrhage

  1. The patient began to hemorrhage after the surgery.



1928

First Known Use of hemorrhage

1928



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