Synonyms for bleed

Synonyms for (verb) bleed

Synonyms: shed blood, hemorrhage, bleed

Definition: lose blood from one's body

Similar words: exhaust, expel, eject, discharge, release

Definition: eliminate (a substance)

Usage: combustion products are exhausted in the engine; the plant releases a gas


Synonyms: leech, phlebotomise, phlebotomize, bleed

Definition: draw blood

Usage: In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics


Synonyms: bleed

Definition: drain of liquid or steam

Usage: bleed the radiators; the mechanic bled the engine

Similar words: empty

Definition: make void or empty of contents

Usage: Empty the box; The alarm emptied the building


Synonyms: run, bleed

Definition: be diffused

Usage: These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run

Similar words: diffuse, fan out, spread, spread out

Definition: move outward

Usage: The soldiers fanned out


Synonyms: bleed

Definition: get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone

Usage: They bled me dry--I have nothing left!

Similar words: rack, extort, wring, gouge, squeeze

Definition: obtain by coercion or intimidation

Usage: They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss; They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him