Definition of haemorrhage verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    haemorrhage

     verb
    (British English)(North American English hemorrhage)verb
    BrE BrE//ˈhemərɪdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhemərɪdʒ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they haemorrhage
    BrE BrE//ˈhemərɪdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhemərɪdʒ//
     
    he / she / it haemorrhages
    BrE BrE//ˈhemərɪdʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhemərɪdʒɪz//
     
    past simple haemorrhaged
    BrE BrE//ˈhemərɪdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhemərɪdʒd//
     
    past participle haemorrhaged
    BrE BrE//ˈhemərɪdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhemərɪdʒd//
     
    -ing form haemorrhaging
    BrE BrE//ˈhemərɪdʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhemərɪdʒɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to lose blood heavily, especially from the inside of the body; to have a haemorrhage After the operation she started to haemorrhage.
  2. 2[transitive] haemorrhage somebody/something to lose money or people in large amounts at a fast rate The company has been haemorrhaging money for months.
  3. Word Origin late 17th cent. (as a noun): alteration of obsolete haemorrhagy, via Latin from Greek haimorrhagia, from haima ‘blood’ + the stem of rhēgnunai ‘burst’.

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