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haemorrhagenoun [C or U]

UK (US hemorrhage) uk   /ˈhem.ər.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈhem.ɚ.ɪdʒ/
a ​largeflow of ​blood from a ​damagedbloodvessel (= ​tubecarryingblood around the ​body): a ​brain haemorrhage
specialized medical an ​escape of ​blood from any ​bloodvessel: Serious haemorrhage may ​occur at any ​timethroughoutpregnancy.
a ​sudden or ​seriousloss: The ​highersalariespaidoverseas have ​caused a haemorrhage of ​talent from this ​country.

haemorrhageverb

UK (US hemorrhage) uk   /ˈhem.ər.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈhem.ɚ.ɪdʒ/
[I] to ​lose a ​largeamount of ​blood in a ​shorttime: She ​started haemorrhaging while giving ​birth to the ​baby.
[I or T] to ​loselargeamounts 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.
(Definition of haemorrhage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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haemorrhageverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈhemərɪdʒ/ UK ( US hemorrhage)
to ​lose a large ​amount of ​money or large ​numbers of ​customers, ​jobs, etc.: The ​leisure and ​hospitalityindustry hemorrhaged 10,000 ​jobs and the ​manufacturingsectorlost 6,000. to haemorrhage ​cash/​staff/​customers
haemorrhage red ink
to ​lose a lot of ​money in a ​shortperiod of ​time: Buffeted by Japanese and Korean ​competition, U.S. carmakers hemorrhage ​redink like ​stuck pigs.

haemorrhagenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈhemərɪdʒ/
the ​loss of a large ​amount of ​money or large ​numbers of ​customers, ​jobs, etc.: the haemorrage of sth The ​pay-per-viewservice is worried about the haemorrage of ​viewers to its ​competitors.
(Definition of haemorrhage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “haemorrhage”
in Spanish hemorragia…
in Vietnamese sự xuất huyết…
in Malaysian perdarahan…
in Thai การตกเลือด…
in French hémorragie…
in German der Blutsturz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大出血, 突然的损失, 巨大损失…
in Turkish yoğun kan kaybı…
in Russian кровотечение…
in Indonesian pendarahan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大出血, 突然的損失, 巨大損失…
in Polish krwotok…
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