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hemorrhage

noun hem·or·rhage \ ˈhem-rij , ˈhe-mə- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of hemorrhage

1 medical :a copious or heavy discharge of blood from the blood vessels
  • a cerebral hemorrhage
  • postpartum hemorrhage
  • stop the hemorrhage
2 :a rapid and uncontrollable loss or outflow
  • a financial hemorrhage

hemorrhagic

play \ˌhe-mə-ˈra-jik\ adjective

Examples of hemorrhage in a Sentence

  1. The patient suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.

  2. There is a possibility of hemorrhage with the procedure.

Recent Examples of hemorrhage from the Web

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Did You Know?

A hemorrhage usually results from either a severe blow to the body or from medication being taken for something else. Though many hemorrhages aren't particularly serious, those that occur in the brain (cerebral hemorrhages) can be life-threatening. In older people, hemorrhages are often caused by blood-thinning medication taken to prevent heart attacks. A bruise (or hematoma) is a hemorrhage close enough to the surface of the skin to be visible. Hemorrhage is also a verb, which isn't always used to talk about actual blood; thus, we may hear that a business is hemorrhaging money, or that the U.S. has been hemorrhaging industrial jobs for decades. Be careful when writing hemorrhage; it's not an easy word to spell.

Origin and Etymology of hemorrhage

Latin haemorrhagia, from Greek haimorrhagia, from haimo- hem- + -rrhagia


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hemorrhage

verb

Definition of hemorrhage

hemorrhaged; hemorrhaging
intransitive verb
:to undergo heavy or uncontrollable bleeding
  • began to hemorrhage after the surgery
transitive verb
:to lose rapidly and uncontrollably
  • The company is hemorrhaging money.

Examples of hemorrhage in a Sentence

  1. The patient began to hemorrhage after the surgery.

Recent Examples of hemorrhage from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of hemorrhage


HEMORRHAGE Defined for English Language Learners

hemorrhage

noun

Definition of hemorrhage for English Language Learners

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


hemorrhage

verb

Definition of hemorrhage for English Language Learners

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

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


HEMORRHAGE Defined for Kids

hemorrhage

noun hem·or·rhage \ ˈhe-mə-rij \

Definition of hemorrhage for Students

:a large loss of blood

Medical Dictionary

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hemorrhage

noun hem·or·rhage
variants: or chiefly British haemorrhage play \ˈhem-(ə-)rij\

medical Definition of hemorrhage

:a copious discharge of blood from the blood vessels

hemorrhagic

or chiefly British haemorrhagic play \ˌhem-ə-ˈraj-ik\ adjective

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hemorrhage

intransitive verb
variants: or chiefly British haemorrhage

medical Definition of hemorrhage

hemorrhaged; hemorrhaging
:to undergo heavy or uncontrollable bleeding


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