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{adj: bloodied} having been caused to bleed
"a bloodied nose"

{adj: grazed} scraped or touched lightly in passing
"his grazed and bleeding arm proved he had been in the line of fire"

{adj: styptic, hemostatic} tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels

{adj: unbloodied} not caused to bleed
"got out of the fracas with his nose unbloodied"

{adj: visceral, splanchnic} relating to or affecting the viscera
"visceral bleeding"
"a splanchnic nerve"

{adv: cerebrally} in the brain
"bleeding cerebrally"

{adv: viscerally} in the viscera
"he is bleeding viscerally"

{n: Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Ebola fever, Ebola} a severe and often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) caused by the Ebola virus; characterized by high fever and severe internal bleeding; can be spread from person to person; is largely limited to Africa

{n: Fumariaceae, family Fumariaceae, fumitory family} erect or climbing herbs of the northern hemisphere and southern Africa: bleeding heart; Dutchman's breeches; fumitory; squirrel corn

{n: afibrinogenemia} the absence of fibrinogen in the plasma leading to prolonged bleeding

{n: bleeding heart, lyreflower, lyre-flower, Dicentra spectabilis} garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers

{n: bleeding heart} someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged

{n: bleeding tooth, Nerita peloronta} gastropod having reddish toothlike projections around the shell opening; of the Caribbean area

{n: bleeding, hemorrhage, haemorrhage} flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels

{n: cerebral hemorrhage} bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain

{n: dilation and curettage, dilatation and curettage, D and C} a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion

{n: hemophilia, haemophilia, bleeder's disease} congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son

{n: hemophiliac, haemophiliac, bleeder, hemophile, haemophile} someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding

{n: hemostat, haemostat} a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel

{n: hyphema} bleeding into the interior chamber of the eye

{n: hypothrombinemia} a low level of prothrombin (factor II) in the circulating blood; results in long clotting time and poor clot formation and sometimes excessive bleeding; can result from vitamin K deficiency

{n: iron deficiency anemia, iron deficiency anaemia} a form of anemia due to lack of iron in the diet or to iron loss as a result of chronic bleeding

{n: ligation} (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)

{n: love-lies-bleeding, velvet flower, tassel flower, Amaranthus caudatus} young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal

{n: melena, melaena} abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding)

{n: metrorrhagia} bleeding from the uterus that is not due to menstruation; usually indicative of disease (as cervical cancer)

{n: norethynodrel} a progesterone derivative used in oral contraceptives and in the control of menstruation and the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding

{n: nosebleed, epistaxis} bleeding from the nose

{n: placenta previa} pregnancy in which the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus (instead of the upper part); can cause bleeding late in pregnancy; delivery by cesarean section may be necessary

{n: press, pressure, pressing} the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
"he gave the button a press"
"he used pressure to stop the bleeding"
"at the pressing of a button"

{n: pressure point} any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point

{n: purpura, peliosis} any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding

{n: tamponade, tamponage} blockage or closure (as of a wound or body cavity) by (or as if by) a tampon (especially to stop bleeding)

{n: ulemorrhagia} bleeding of the gums

{n: von Willebrand's disease, angiohemophilia, vascular hemophilia} a form of hemophilia discovered by Erik von Willebrand; a genetic disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait; characterized by a deficiency of the coagulation factor and by mucosal bleeding

{v: bleed, leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise} draw blood
"In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"

{v: bleed} drain of liquid or steam
"bleed the radiators"
"the mechanic bled the engine"

{v: bleed} get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
"They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"

{v: run, bleed} be diffused
"These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

{v: shed blood, bleed, hemorrhage} lose blood from one's body


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