Word forms: haemorrhages
Definitionsregional note: in AM, use hemorrhage
1. variable noun A haemorrhage is serious bleeding inside a person's body. ⇒ Shortly after his admission into hospital he had a massive brain haemorrhage and died. ⇒ These drugs will not be used if hemorrhage is the cause of the stroke. 2. verb
If someone is haemorrhaging, there is serious bleeding inside their body. [V] ⇒ I haemorrhaged badly after the birth of all three of my sons. [V] ⇒ If this is left untreated, one can actually haemorrhage to death.
uncountable noun ⇒ A post mortem showed he died from shock and haemorrhaging. 3. singular noun A haemorrhage of people or resources is a rapid loss of them from a group or place, seriously weakening its position. [+ of] ⇒ He said the move would definitely stem the haemorrhage of talent and enterprise from the colony. 4. ergative verb & verb To haemorrhage people or resources means to lose them rapidly and become weak. You can also say that people or resources haemorrhage from a place or organization. [V n] ⇒ Venice is haemorrhaging the very resource which could save it: its own people. [V + from] ⇒ The figures showed that cash was haemorrhaging from the conglomerate.
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