from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Bloodletting
- n. Slaughter of an animal by cutting its throat and allowing it to bleed out, especially for the production of halal and kosher meat.
- n. Excessive loss of blood due to hemorrhage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Loss of blood; bloodlessness.
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In humans, exsanguination is a mode rather than a cause of death, and can be dramatically external, or entirely internal, depending on what brought about the bleeding in the first place.
The famous pediatrician L. E. Holt writes that in the first four days of life, babies are extremely susceptible to hemorrhaging: “Hemorrhages at this time… are sometimes extensive; they may produce serious damage of internal organs, especially of the brain, and cause death from shock or exsanguination.”
We can add it to the Official Glossary of Procedural Terms containing all the words crime and medical shows have taught us: exsanguination, defenestration, contusion, hematoma, mass spectrometer, stippling, Sarcoidosis ….
How about "human-induced life-culminating event" or "facilitated involuntary exsanguination", or, for those with a more metaphysical bent: "sudden soul transference transaction"?
Bradford's McGill is a smart man, but well capable of violence, and the show doesn't shy away from depicting violence or the consequences of it -- there are no bloodless gunshot wounds in this one; rapid exsanguination seems mote the case.
The story was especially touching, considering that each victim had achieved a lifelong dream of winning a cheese-off trophy and ribbon, yet before they could fully savor their winnings, each had lost her life by unexplained exsanguination.
The dark pool around Danby's head suggested a general exsanguination thereafter.
When I die, I want to die from exsanguination due to my cock being eaten by a snagglepussy.
I'd be looking to get a 2nd medical opinion if any of the gunshots were not immediately fatal - but victims died much later from shock or exsanguination.
#23@Trav: If the 2009 offense is anemic, the 2009 pitching staff suffers from exsanguination.