bleeding meaning

Pronunciation:   "bleeding" in a sentence
Noun: bleeding  bleeding
  1. The flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
    - hemorrhage [N. Amer], haemorrhage [Brit, Cdn]
Adjective: bleeding  bleeding
Usage: Brit
  1. Used for disapproving emphasis
    "he's a bleeding idiot"
    - bleedin' [Brit], bloody [Brit]
Verb: bleed (bled)  bleed
  1. Lose blood from one's body
    - shed blood, hemorrhage [N. Amer], haemorrhage [Brit, Cdn] 
  2. Draw blood
    "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"
    - leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise [Brit] 
  3. Get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
    "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!" 
  4. Be diffused
    - run 
  5. Drain of liquid or steam
    "bleed the radiators"; "the mechanic bled the engine"

Derived forms: bleedings

See also: bleeder

Type of: care for, diffuse, discharge, eject, empty, exhaust, expel, extort, fan out, gouge, harm, hurt, injury, rack, release, spread, spread out, squeeze, trauma, treat, wring

Encyclopedia: Bleed


[British slang]
Adv. Used as an intensive. E.g."That bleeding idiot from next door is drunk again.”


The upward penetration of a coloring pigment from a substrate through a topcoat of paint.


The oozing of grout from below a road-surfacing material to the surface in hot weather.


Exudation of one or more components of a sealant, with possible absorption by adjacent porous surfaces.


The autogenous flow of mixing water within, or its emergence from, newly placed concrete or mortar; caused by the settlement of the solid materials within the mass or by drainage of mixing water; also called water gain.


The diffusion of coloring matter through a coating from the substrate, or the discoloration that arises from such a process.

Bleeding or escape of blood from a vessel. n : an act, instance, or result of being bled or the process by which something is bled: as
a : the escape of blood from vessels : HEMORRHAGE
b : the operation of bleeding a person medically : PHLEBOTOMY


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  1. it was the little boy's heart that was bleeding.
  2. we are n't a bit afraid of bleeding and sweating.
  3. the bleeding may keep my left hand from cramping.
  4. sepsis and bleeding caused numerous deaths.
  5. the bleeding has been mild but very prolonged.

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