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bleed

bleed

 
 
pronunciation:
blid
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bleeds, bleeding, bled
definition 1: to lose blood.
The soldier's head was bleeding badly.You're bleeding! What happened to you?
definition 2: to leak or exude blood.
That deep cut is still bleeding.
definition 3: to exude a fluid, as a tree.
definition 4: to run together; diffuse.
The colors bled in the hot water.
definition 5: to feel grief, sympathy or sorrow.
similar words:
agonize
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to lose blood.
definition 2: to cause to lose or exude (usu. a liquid or gas).
They bled the pipes of all water.We bleed maple trees for sap.
similar words:
sap, tap
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