Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “haemorrhage”

haemorrhage

noun [C or U] uk UK (US hemorrhage)   /ˈhem.ər.ɪdʒ/ us    /-ɚ-/
a large flow of blood from a damaged blood vessel (= tube carrying blood around the body): a brain haemorrhageDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood specialized medical an escape of blood from any blood vessel: Serious haemorrhage may occur at any time throughout pregnancy. a sudden or serious loss: The higher salaries paid overseas have caused a haemorrhage of talent from this country.Losing and lossWinning and losing

haemorrhage

verb uk UK (US hemorrhage)   /ˈhem.ər.ɪdʒ/ us    /-ɚ-/
[I] to lose a large amount of blood in a short time: She started haemorrhaging while giving birth to the baby.Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood [I or T] to lose large amounts of something such as money over a period of time and be unable to stop this happening: The business has been haemorrhaging money for several months.Losing and lossWinning and losing
(Definition of haemorrhage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of haemorrhage?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “haemorrhage” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More