Definition of Bleed

1. Verb. Lose blood from one's body. "Did his feet bleed?"

Exact synonyms: Hemorrhage, Shed Blood
Specialized synonyms: Flow, Menstruate
Generic synonyms: Discharge, Eject, Exhaust, Expel, Release
Derivative terms: Bleeder, Bleeding, Hemorrhage

2. Verb. Draw blood. ; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"
Exact synonyms: Leech, Phlebotomise, Phlebotomize
Category relationships: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine
Generic synonyms: Care For, Treat
Derivative terms: Leech, Phlebotomy

3. Verb. Get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone. "They bleed him of all his money"; "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"
Generic synonyms: Extort, Gouge, Rack, Squeeze, Wring

4. Verb. Be diffused. "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
Exact synonyms: Run
Related verbs: Melt, Melt Down, Run
Generic synonyms: Diffuse, Fan Out, Spread, Spread Out
Specialized synonyms: Crock

5. Verb. Drain of liquid or steam. "The mechanic bled the engine"
Generic synonyms: Empty

Definition of Bleed

1. v. i. To emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound bled freely; to bleed at the nose.

2. v. t. To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein.

Definition of Bleed

1. Verb. (intransitive of an animal) To lose blood through an injured blood vessel. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To let or draw blood from an animal. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To take large amounts of money from. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To steadily lose (something vital). ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive of an ink or dye) To spread from the intended location and stain the surrounding cloth or paper. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To remove air bubbles from a pipe containing fluids. ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To bleed on; to make bloody. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive copulative) To show one's group loyalty by showing (its associated color) in one's blood. ¹

9. Noun. An incident of bleeding, as in haemophilia. ¹

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Definition of Bleed

1. to lose blood [v BLED, BLEEDING, BLEEDS]

Medical Definition of Bleed

1. 1. To emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound bled freely; to bleed at the nose. 2. To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. Bleeds in fevers. 3. To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence. "Caesar must bleed." "The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day." (Pope) 4. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision. "For me the balm shall bleed." (Pope) 5. To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded. 6. To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause. To make the heart bleed, to cause extreme pain, as from sympathy or pity. Origin: OE. Bleden, AS. Bldan, fr. Bld blood; akin to Sw. Bloda, Dan. Blode, D. Bloeden, G. Bluten. See Blood. 1. To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein. 2. To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap. "A decaying pine of stately size, bleeding amber." (H. Miller) 3. To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bleed

bled dry
bled white
bleed (current term)
bleed dry
bleed out
bleed the lizard
bleed to death
bleed white
bleeder's disease

Literary usage of Bleed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"HEREDITARY NOSE bleed Tendency Runs Through Three Generations of a ... Orono, Maine SOME years ago I knew two young people who had nose bleed nearly every ..."

2. The Visigothic Code: (Forum Judicum) by Visigoths, Samuel Parsons Scott (1910)
"I. No Physician shall Presume to bleed a Woman, in the Absence of her Relatives. II. No Physician shall Visit Persons Confined in Prison. III. ..."

3. A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Thomas Thomson (1853)
"We were both engrossed with William Cowper's sermon to the Jews. quarto«, still llie wound bleed«, and will continue to bleed, till God shall heal it by ..."

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