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hemorrhage

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noun hem·or·rhage \ˈhem-rij, ˈhe-mə-\

Definition of hemorrhage

  1. 1 :  a copious discharge of blood from the blood vessels

  2. 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.

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


First Known Use: 1671


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hemorrhage

verb hem·or·rhage

Definition of hemorrhage

hemorrhaged

hemorrhaging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to undergo heavy or uncontrollable bleeding

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to lose rapidly and uncontrollably <hemorrhage money>

Examples of hemorrhage in a sentence

  1. The patient began to hemorrhage after the surgery.

1928

First Known Use of hemorrhage

1928


HEMORRHAGE Defined for English Language Learners

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hemorrhage

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noun hem·or·rhage \ˈhem-rij, ˈhe-mə-\

Definition of hemorrhage for English Language Learners

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


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hemorrhage

verb hem·or·rhage

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

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noun hem·or·rhage \ˈhe-mə-rij\

Definition of hemorrhage for Students

  1. :  a large loss of blood


Medical Dictionary

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hemorrhage

noun hem·or·rhage

Medical Definition of hemorrhage

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

hemorrhagic

or chiefly British

haemorrhagic

\ˌhem-ə-ˈraj-ik\play adjective

Variants of hemorrhage

or chiefly British

haemorrhage

\ˈhem-(ə-)rij\play

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hemorrhage

intransitive verb hem·or·rhage

Medical Definition of hemorrhage

hemorrhaged

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hemorrhaging

  1. :  to undergo heavy or uncontrollable bleeding

Variants of hemorrhage

or chiefly British

haemorrhage



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