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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 haemorrhage 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.

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. [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.
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