Definitions for contusionkənˈtu ʒən, -ˈtyu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•tu•sionkənˈtu ʒən, -ˈtyu-(n.)
an injury to the subsurface tissue without the skin being broken; bruise.
Origin of contusion:
1350–1400; (< MF) < L
an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
the action of bruising
"the bruise resulted from a contusion"
A wound, such as a bruise, in which the skin is not broken; often having broken blood vessels and discolouration
Origin: From contusion, from contusionem, from contusus, past participle of contundere, from com- + tundere.
the act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised
a bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound
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