bleeding

adjective
bleed·​ing | \ ˈblē-diŋ How to pronounce bleeding (audio) , -dᵊn \

Definition of bleeding

chiefly British, informal + sometimes offensive
: bloody entry 3 used as a generalized intensiveOne fan said: "What the bleeding hell happened???"— Charlotte TuttonI said, "Shirley, your house is on fire!" She looked at me and said, "Michael, that's the pool. That's steam." I was such a bleeding idiot, such a putz.— Michael Caine

First Known Use of bleeding

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bleeding was in 1839

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“Bleeding.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleeding. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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bleeding

adjective
How to pronounce bleeding (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bleeding

British, informal + offensive used to make an angry or critical statement more forceful

bleeding

noun
bleed·​ing | \ -iŋ How to pronounce bleeding (audio) \

Medical Definition of bleeding

: an act, instance, or result of being bled or the process by which something is bled: as
a : the escape of blood from vessels : hemorrhage
b : the operation of bleeding a person medically : phlebotomy

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