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bleed +‎ -er


bleeder (plural bleeders)

  1. A person who is easily made to bleed, or who bleeds in unusually large amounts, particularly a hemophiliac.
  2. (surgery) A blood vessel that requires cauterization etc. to stop it from bleeding during surgery.
    • 2013, Theresa Welch Fossum, Small Animal Surgery Textbook
      Ligate or cauterize small subcutaneous bleeders and identify the linea alba.
  3. Anything that saps a resource produced by something else.
  4. A valve designed to release a small amount of excess pressure from a system.
  5. (Britain, slang, derogatory) A troublesome fellow; a blighter.
    • 1950, Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast, London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, Chapter 36,
      ‘Well, what did the old bleeder say?’ said Opus Fluke.
  6. A person who play a lot to a video game.