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1. Excessive discharge of blood from the blood vessels; profuse bleeding.
2. A copious loss of something valuable: a hemorrhage of corporate earnings.
v. hem·or·rhaged, hem·or·rhag·ing, hem·or·rhag·es
1. To bleed copiously.
2. To undergo a rapid and sudden loss: a gubernatorial candidate whose popularity hemorrhaged after a disastrous debate.
To lose (something valuable) rapidly and in quantity: The company was hemorrhaging capital when it was bought by another firm.
[From obsolete hemoragie, emorogie, from Middle English emorogie, from Old French emoragie, from Latin haemorrhagia, from Greek haimorrhagiā : haimo-, hemo- + -rrhagiā, -rrhagia.]
hem′or·rhag′ic (hĕm′ə-răj′ĭk) adj.