hemorrhage

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From Latin haemorrhagia, from Ancient Greek αἱμορραγία ‎(haimorrhagía, a violent bleeding), from αἱμορραγής ‎(haimorrhagḗs, bleeding violently), from αἷμα ‎(haîma, blood) + -ραγία ‎(-ragía), from ῥηγνύναι ‎(rhēgnúnai, to break, burst).

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Noun[edit]

hemorrhage ‎(plural hemorrhages)

  1. A heavy release of blood within or from the body.
    We got news that he died of a hemorrhage.

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Verb[edit]

hemorrhage ‎(third-person singular simple present hemorrhages, present participle hemorrhaging, simple past and past participle hemorrhaged)

  1. (intransitive) To bleed copiously.
    He's hemorrhaging!
  2. (transitive) To lose (something) in copious quantities.
    The company hemorrhaged money until eventually it went bankrupt.

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