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bleed

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verb \ˈblēd\

Definition of bleed

bled

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bleeding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to emit or lose bloodb :  to sacrifice one's blood especially in battle

  3. 2 :  to feel anguish, pain, or sympathy a heart that bleeds at a friend's misfortune

  4. 3a :  to escape by oozing or flowing (as from a wound)b :  to spread into or through something gradually :  seep foreign policy bleeds into economic policy — J. B. Judis

  5. 4 :  to give up some constituent (such as sap or dye) by exuding or diffusing it

  6. 5a :  to pay out or give moneyb :  to have money extorted

  7. 6 :  to be printed so as to run off one or more edges of the page after trimming

  8. transitive verb
  9. 1 :  to remove or draw blood from

  10. 2 :  to get or extort money from especially over a prolonged period

  11. 3 :  to draw sap from (a tree)

  12. 4a :  to extract or let out some or all of a contained substance from bleed a brake lineb :  to extract or cause to escape from a containerc :  to diminish gradually —usually used with off a pilot bleeding off airspeedd :  to lose rapidly and uncontrollably the company was bleeding moneye :  sap cost overruns … bleed other programs — Alex Roland

  13. 5 :  to cause (something, such as a printed illustration) to bleed

bleed white

  1. :  to drain of blood or resources

Examples of bleed in a sentence

  1. She was bleeding from the face and hands.

  2. Doctors used to bleed their patients in an effort to cure them.

  3. We bled air from the tank.

  4. You'll need to bleed the car's brake lines.

Origin and Etymology of bleed

Middle English bleden, from Old English blēdan, from blōd blood


First Known Use: before 12th century


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bleed

noun

Definition of bleed

  1. 1 :  printed matter (such as an illustration) that bleeds; also :  the part of a bleed trimmed off

  2. 2 :  the escape of blood from vessels :  hemorrhage

1917

First Known Use of bleed

1917



BLEED Defined for English Language Learners

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bleed

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verb \ˈblēd\

Definition of bleed for English Language Learners

  • : to lose or release blood because of a cut, injury, etc.

  • : to remove blood from (a person) as part of a medical procedure that was done in past times

  • : to remove air or liquid from something


BLEED Defined for Kids

bleed

play
verb \ˈblēd\

Definition of bleed for Students

bled

\ˈbled\;

bleeding

  1. 1 :  to lose or shed blood A cut finger bleeds.

  2. 2 :  to feel pain or pity My heart bleeds for the victims of the fire.

  3. 3 :  to draw a liquid or gas from bleed a tire

  4. 4 :  to spread into something else colors bleeding


Medical Dictionary

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bleed

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verb \ˈblēd\

Medical Definition of bleed

bled

\ˈbled\play ;

bleeding

  1. 1

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to emit or lose blood hemophiliacs often bleed severely from the slightest scratch

  4. 2:  to escape by oozing or flowing (as from a wound)

  5. transitive verb

  6. :  to remove or draw blood from


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bleed

noun

Medical Definition of bleed

  1. :  the escape of blood from vessels :  hemorrhage a massive gastrointestinal bleed



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