Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Excessive discharge of blood from the blood vessels; profuse bleeding.
  • noun A copious loss of something valuable.
  • intransitive verb To bleed copiously.
  • intransitive verb To undergo a rapid and sudden loss.
  • intransitive verb To lose (something valuable) rapidly and in quantity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A discharge of blood from blood-vessels: usually applied to flux, either external or internal, from a vessel or vessels ruptured by disease or by a wound, and constituting, when considerable and unchecked, an immediate danger to life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Any discharge of blood from the blood vessels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun American Alternative spelling of haemorrhage.
  • verb American Alternative spelling of haemorrhage.

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

  • noun the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
  • verb lose blood from one's body

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From obsolete hemoragie, emorogie, from Middle English emorogie, from Old French emoragie, from Latin haemorrhagia, from Greek haimorrhagiā : haimo-, hemo- + -rrhagiā, -rrhagia.]

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  • "Dont give yourself a brain hemorrhage, Jacob, I would have told him." Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer page4

    October 4, 2010