[hem-er-ij, hem-rij] /ˈhɛm ər ɪdʒ, ˈhɛm rɪdʒ/
a profuse discharge of blood, as from a ruptured blood vessel; bleeding.
the loss of assets, especially in large amounts.
any widespread or uncontrolled loss or diffusion.
verb (used without object), hemorrhaged, hemorrhaging.
to bleed profusely.
to lose assets, especially in large amounts.
verb (used with object), hemorrhaged, hemorrhaging.
to lose (assets):
a company that was hemorrhaging money.
c.1400, emorosogie (modern form by 17c.), from Latin haemorrhagia, from Greek haimorrhagia, from haimorrhages “bleeding violently,” from haima “blood” (see -emia) + rhage “a breaking,” from rhegnynai “to break, burst.” Related: Hemorrhagic.
by 1882, from hemorrhage (n.). Related: Hemorrhaged; hemorrhaging.
Slang in Reports: B.I.D. for “Brought in Dead” and “Dotty” are, [Mr. Sidney Holland of London Hospital] considers, permissible expressions, but he draws the line at “fitting” and “hæmorrhaging.” Only such terms, he says, should be used as outside doctors will understand. We would say that on a point of such odiously bad taste he might have been much more severe. [Lavinia L. Dock, “The American Journal of Nursing,” 1906]
hemorrhage hem·or·rhage (hěm’ər-ĭj)
An escape of blood from the blood vessels, especially when excessive. Also called hemorrhea.
hem’or·rhag’ic (hěm’ə-rāj’ĭk) adj.
Excessive or uncontrollable bleeding, often caused by trauma, surgical or obstetrical complications, or the advanced stages of certain illnesses, such as cirrhosis and peptic ulcer disease.
- Hemorrhagic ascites
hemorrhagic ascites n. The presence of blood-stained serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
- Hemorrhagic colitis
hemorrhagic colitis n. Abdominal cramps and bloody diarrhea, without fever, attributed to a self-limited infection by a strain of Escherichia coli.
- Hemorrhagic cyst
hemorrhagic cyst n. A cyst containing blood or resulting from the encapsulation of a hematoma. Also called blood cyst, hematocele, hematocyst.
- Hemorrhagic disease of newborn
hemorrhagic disease of newborn n. A syndrome marked by spontaneous internal or external bleeding with hypoprothrombinemia and by markedly elevated bleeding and clotting times, usually occurring between the third and sixth day after birth.