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bleed

[blēd]
(chemistry)
Diffusion of coloring matter from a substance.
(computer science)
In optical character recognition, the flow of ink in printed characters beyond the limits specified for their recognition by a character reader.
(engineering)
To let a fluid, such as air or liquid oxygen, escape under controlled conditions from a pipe, tank, or the like through a valve or outlet.
(graphic arts)
The extension of a photograph or other artwork to the very edge of the printed page.
(medicine)
To exude blood from a wound.

bleed

bleed
Bleeding master-cylinders brake system.
i. To allow a quantity of fluid or air to escape from a closed system until excess pressure has fallen to a lower level or is equalized with the surroundings (e.g., high-pressure fuel pumps).
ii. To remove unwanted fluid contaminating a system filled with other fluids (e.g., bleeding air from an aircraft's brake system).
iii. To extract a small proportion of fluid from a continuously flowing supply (e.g., compressed air from gas turbine engines for an aircraft pressurization system).
iv. To allow air speed to decay to a desired level.

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Printing at the very edge of the paper. Many laser printers, including all LaserJets up to the 11x17" 4V, cannot print to the very edge, leaving a border of approximately 1/4". In commercial printing, bleeding is generally more expensive, because wider paper is often used, which is later cut to size.
References in classic literature ?
After the women had gotten Robin Hood to the room beneath the eaves, the Prioress sent all of the others away; then, taking a little cord, she tied it tightly about Robin's arm, as though she were about to bleed him.
The surgeon assented to bleed her upon these conditions, and then proceeded to his operation, which he performed with as much dexterity as he had promised; and with as much quickness: for he took but little blood from her, saying, it was much safer to bleed again and again, than to take away too much at once.
A significantly larger proportion of bleeds occurred among patients who had undergone their surgery during the late spring or summer (figure 2) (p[less than]0.
Although used for all types of nasal bleeds, the Plus Pak is best for treating bleeds in the anterior and middle segment.