V. To lose rapidly and uncontrollably, in copious amounts. Usually blood. Could be money. Could be
self-esteem, if you like to think of yours as a fluid, contained by your ego, in which case a rupture would
give rise to a hemorrhage.

Hem"or*rhage (?), n. [L. haemorrhagia, Gr. ; blood + to break, burst: cf. F. h'emorriage, h'emorrhagie.] Med.

Any discharge of blood from the blood vessels.

⇒ The blood circulates in a system of closed tubes, the rupture of which gives rise to hemorrhage.


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