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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.

bleed

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.
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While fatcat fuel bosses get richer and richer, vulnerable pensioners are bled dry.
Thompson, have been bled dry by the monarchy for the last 60 years into handing over even further treasure to an unelected aloof gang who do not connect in any way with ordinary peoples lives.
I think it would be far better to leave the EU now rather than sit back and watch the crews in charge of the countries concerned impotently twiddling their thumbs and umming and arring rather than waiting until our already damaged economies have bled dry to prop up others and the oncoming disaster grows ever worse.
It was always an inevitability, however, that Welsh music would rise - mainly as every other scene in every other corner of the UK had been built up, bled dry and left to wither by the insatiable advances of a scene-hungry music press.
But Iranian officials also say the Americans have been bled dry by their Iraqi policy because they have lost $1.
With the NHS running out of beds, commuters bled dry and VAT sent sky high, they are still partying like it's 1999 while Vince Cable and the Con-Dem Government stand idly by.
CCCW claims to be pleased that developed nations will be bled dry by agreements reached in Cancun and will be forced to send pounds 100 billion of tax payers cash to "poor" countries.
They have to watch our country being bled dry when they had to fight and die for this country.
How come the Inland Revenue allows big business to get away with such things when the ordinary person is bled dry by the system?
1, bled dry by three years of "significant" losses, principal owner Bob Jensen said Monday.
On Christmas night motorists searched the city for petrol and the handful still with small supplies were soon bled dry.
A school like this one could be bled dry by this but I believe we will be successful.