Definitions

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  • n. A heavy release of blood within or from a body.
  • v. To bleed copiously.
  • v. To lose (something) in copious and detrimental quantities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel

Etymologies

From Latin haemorrhagia, from Ancient Greek αἱμορραγία ("a violent bleeding"), from αἱμορραγής ("bleeding violently"), from αἷμα (haima, "blood") + -ραγία, from ῥηγνύναι ("to break, burst"). (Wiktionary)

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  • I have always thought that the British spelling of this word looks more like what it is than the American spelling does. Eesh.

    December 4, 2007

  • There's a famous, posh hotel in New Zealand called The Hermitage, at the foot of Mt Cook on the South Island. I've heard it referred to as 'The Haemorrhage' due to the expensive prices for just about anything: they bleed you.

    December 2, 2007

  • "We tried to extend it from hands of death during eight hours. But at him was extensive haemorrhage in internal bodies and he has lost a lot of blood."

    December 2, 2007