- A resistor connected across a voltage source to drain off the charge remaining in capacitors when the power is turned off, while also improving voltage regulation. Also called bleeder resistor, or dumping resistor (2).
- noun a blood vessel which bleeds during surgery
- noun an individual, particularly an unfortunate or despicable person. This working-class term often conveys strong dislike or contempt. It dates from the 19th century, but has lost popularity since the 1960s.