noun \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

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


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

Other Medicine Terms

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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

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



noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Escape of blood from blood vessels into surrounding tissue. When a vessel is injured, hemorrhage continues as long as the vessel remains open and the pressure in it exceeds the pressure outside of it. Normally, coagulation closes the vessel and stops the bleeding. Uncontrolled hemorrhage can result from anticoagulant therapy, hemophilia, or severe blood-vessel damage, leading to excessive blood loss and shock.


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