bruise

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  • Info A bruise (layman's term), also called a contusion (medical term), is a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries and sometimes venules are damaged by trauma, allowing blood to seep, hemorrhage, or extravasate into the surrounding interstitial tissues. more...
  • I caught the hands that were bruising themselves against each other and held them fast. Cited from The Gloved Hand, by Burton E. Stevenson
  • A few days later he again shows up with a bruised arm.
  • I have bruises all along my arms, but he did not strike me. Cited from Comedy of Marriage & Other Tales, Maupassant
  • This time, it would end his season as his right shoulder got bruised.
  • I never believed he did, for there was no bruise or other mark upon my head. Cited from Round the Block, by John Bell Bouton
  • It got to the point she could not cover the bruises on her face.
  • He also injured his back & had minor bruises on his face and arm.
  • There remained a small, hard-faced woman with a great bruise all round her eye. Cited from Round The Red Lamp, By Arthur Conan Doyle
  • For he shall bruise him under their feet in his time. Cited from The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3, John Bunyan
  • He called my attention to a large bruise near her eye. Cited from The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus, by American Anti-Slavery Society
  • He was much bruised, so that he was six weeks in a dangerous state. Cited from The Mysteries of All Nations, by James Grant
  • Where his safety-belt had held him, his body was one wide bruise. Cited from Space Tug, by Murray Leinster
  • There was no sign of blood, no cut or bruise on the still white face. Cited from Etheldreda the Ready, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • At first, he was only day-to-day with a bruised hand.
  • Just ten days later, he missed two games with a bruised foot.
  • It does not change color when bruised, and does not have a ring.
  • When injured it bruises blue very slowly and may hardly change color at all in some cases.
  • "Well, you would have been pretty well bruised and would have needed help." Cited from Two Boys in Wyoming, by Edward S. Ellis
  • He had been beaten to a mass of bruises and blood all over his body.
  • All night and all the next day the storm continued beating and bruising. Cited from A Little Girl in Old Detroit, by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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Words starting with bruise

Meaning of bruise

  • noun An injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
  • verb Injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
    I bruised my knee
  • verb Break up into small pieces for food preparation
    bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them
  • verb Damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure
    The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them