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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- (Commonwealth English) haemorrhage
hemorrhage (plural hemorrhages)
- A heavy release of blood within or from the body.
- We got news that he died of a hemorrhage.
- (intransitive) To bleed copiously.
- He's hemorrhaging!
- (transitive) To lose (something) in copious quantities.
- The company hemorrhaged money until eventually it went bankrupt.