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

Definition of bleeding

chiefly British, informal + sometimes offensive
: bloody used as a generalized intensive a bleeding idiot

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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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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