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Definition of "hemorrhage" []

  • Excessive discharge of blood from the blood vessels; profuse bleeding. (noun)
  • A copious loss of something valuable: a hemorrhage of corporate earnings. (noun)
  • To bleed copiously. (verb-intransitive)
  • To undergo a rapid and sudden loss: a gubernatorial candidate whose popularity hemorrhaged after a disastrous debate. (verb-intransitive)
  • To lose (something valuable) rapidly and in quantity: The company was hemorrhaging capital when it was bought by another firm. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hemorrhage" in a sentence
  • "Now, Johnson, a 61-year-old Democrat who battled back from a December 2006 brain hemorrhage, is running for re-election in a GOP-dominated state where President Bush won 60% of the vote in 2000 and 2004. 50"
  • "Children's Hospital doctors, working with The Technology Dependence Center (TDC) team, diagnosed Connor with multiple medical problems, including an airway that was prone to collapse, underdeveloped lungs, a seizure disorder, severe gastric reflux, bilateral brain hemorrhage and developmental delays."
  • "Five days later, it was discovered that he had a brain hemorrhage and will no longer be able to bobsled."