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bleeding

[ blee-ding ]SEE DEFINITION OF bleeding
  • verbcause blood to flow
  • verbextort
  • verbgrieve

Synonyms for bleeding

  • drain
  • ooze
  • trickle
  • weep
  • exude
  • gush
  • hemorrhage
  • leech
  • phlebotomize
  • run
  • seep
  • shed
  • spurt
  • open vein
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLEEDING

So he just sat there, quivering, bleeding, battered—but a conqueror.

First, I got a bandage on my wound, to stop the bleeding, and then I had an opportunity to look about me.

"I suppose we're all wounded," said Dick as he wiped a bleeding cheek.

Somehow or other, this was the general misfortune of Bleeding Heart Yard.

They began their perquisitions in Bleeding Heart Yard that same forenoon.

She had bitten her tongue, and it was bleeding, and this had frightened me.

His face is bleeding and covered with dust, but he cannot touch it; thereupon they laugh again.

Oh, lay me bleeding, but these are a filthy and most ungodly crew!

The bull-dog was bleeding back of one ear from a rip in his thick neck.

A pack of bloodhounds followed the way of his bleeding feet.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a flowing out of blood;" mid-15c. as "a drawing out of blood;" verbal noun formed after earlier present participle adjective (early 13c.) of bleed. Figurative use is from 1796. As a euphemism for bloody, from 1858. In U.S. history, Bleeding Kansas, in reference to the slavery disputes in that territory 1854-60, is attested from 1856, said to have been first used by the New York "Tribune."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BLEEDING

bloodstained

adjectivebloody
  • bleeding
  • blood-soaked
  • ensanguined
  • gory
  • grisly
  • imbrued

gory

adjectivebloody, horrible

hurt

adjectivephysically or mentally injured
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