bleeder meaning

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  • Noun: bleeder  bleedu(r)
    1. Someone who has haemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding
      - hemophiliac [N. Amer], haemophiliac [Brit, Cdn], hemophile [N. Amer], haemophile [Brit, Cdn]

    Derived forms: bleeders

    See also: bleed

    Type of: diseased person, sick person, sufferer

    Encyclopedia: Bleeder

  • [British slang]
    Noun. A person, more often than not one who is objectionable.

  • [Architecture]

    A small valve used to drain fluid from a pipe, radiator, vessel, etc.

  • [Electronics]
    A resistor or group of resistors, used permanently to drain current from charged capacitors. It establishes the predetermined initial load level for a power supply or signal source, and it serves as a safety device in high-voltage power supplies.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : one that draws blood; esp : a person who draws blood for medical reasons : BLOODLETTER
    2 : one that gives up blood:
    b : a large blood vessel divided during surgery
    c : a horse or other animal immunized against some pathogen and regularly bled for the production of serums


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