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haemorrhage

noun [C or U] 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
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