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  Definition of Bruise
  1. an injury that doesn''t break the skin but results in some discoloration
  2. damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"
  3. break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
  4. injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; "I bruised my knee"
  5. hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
Similar Words: contusion, contuse, hurt, wound, injure, offend, spite

 

Hyponyms: ecchymosis, petechia, shiner, black eye, jam, crush, diss, insult, affront, lacerate, sting, humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase

 

Derivational Morphology: contuse, contusion, bull, bruiser, strapper, Samson, cattiness, bitchiness, spite, spitefulness, nastiness, malice, maliciousness, venom, discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity

 

 
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