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haemorrhage

2 verb
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
haemorrhage2 British English ; hemorrhage American English
1MI [intransitive] to lose a lot of blood in a very short time
2 [transitive] to lose a lot of something over a short period of time, such as money or jobs:
The once prosperous town has hemorrhaged manufacturing jobs over the last 15 years.

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