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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bruisingadjective

    causing mental or emotional injury

    "a bruising experience"; "protected from the bruising facts of battle"- John Mason Brown

  2. bruisingadjective

    brutally forceful and compelling

    "protected from the bruising facts of battle"

Wiktionary

  1. bruisingnoun

    A violent physical attack on a person.

    You'd better shut up or you'll get a bruising.

Wikipedia

  1. bruising

    A bruise, also known as a contusion, is a type of hematoma of tissue, the most common cause being capillaries damaged by trauma, causing localized bleeding that extravasates into the surrounding interstitial tissues. Most bruises occur close enough to the epidermis such that the bleeding causes a visible discoloration. The bruise then remains visible until the blood is either absorbed by tissues or cleared by immune system action. Bruises which do not blanch under pressure can involve capillaries at the level of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, or bone. Bruises are not to be confused with other similar-looking lesions. (Such lesions include petechia (less than 3 mm (0.12 in), resulting from numerous and diverse etiologies such as adverse reactions from medications such as warfarin, straining, asphyxiation, platelet disorders and diseases such as cytomegalovirus), purpura (3–10 mm (0.12–0.39 in), classified as palpable purpura or non-palpable purpura and indicates various pathologic conditions such as thrombocytopenia), and ecchymosis (more than 1 cm (0.39 in), caused by blood dissecting through tissue planes and settled in an area remote from the site of trauma or pathology such as periorbital ecchymosis, e.g. "raccoon eyes", arising from a basilar skull fracture or from a neuroblastoma).As a type of hematoma, a bruise is always caused by internal bleeding into the interstitial tissues which does not break through the skin, usually initiated by blunt trauma, which causes damage through physical compression and deceleration forces. Trauma sufficient to cause bruising can occur from a wide variety of situations including accidents, falls, and surgeries. Disease states such as insufficient or malfunctioning platelets, other coagulation deficiencies, or vascular disorders, such as venous blockage associated with severe allergies can lead to the formation of purpura which is not to be confused with trauma-related bruising/contusion. If the trauma is sufficient to break the skin and allow blood to escape the interstitial tissues, the injury is not a bruise but bleeding, a different variety of hemorrhage. Such injuries may be accompanied by bruising elsewhere.

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  1. bruising

    Bruising is a condition where blood vessels underneath the skin are damaged due to trauma or injury, causing blood to leak out into surrounding tissues, resulting in discoloration, pain and swelling on the skin's surface. The physical symptom typically includes distinct marks or patches of different shades of blue, purple, green, or yellow. It usually takes a few days or weeks to heal completely, depending on the severity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bruising

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bruising in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bruising in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bruising in a Sentence

  1. Jerryl Christmas:

    One thing that is clear is that he has a large amount of bruising on his body that I noticed that I'm very concerned about. It appears that whatever statements he made, he was without the advice of counsel, and when I look at the bruising, it's hard for me assess if these were voluntary statements that he made. he said he was bruised by the police when he was taken into custody. And he was in a lot of pain when he was being questioned.

  2. Amandla Stenberg:

    It’s a really, really hard thing to be silenced. And it’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mold yourself into shapes that you just should n’t be in, as someone who identifies as a black, bisexual woman, I’ve been through it, and it’s hurts. It’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable. But then I realized because of Solange [ Knowles ], and Ava DuVerney, and Willow [ Smith ], and all the black girls watching this right now, that there’s absolutely nothing to change.

  3. Fred Davis:

    Head trauma where there is loss of consciousness can be concerning, specific factors that are cause for further evaluation include if the person is not back to baseline two hours after the injury, if there is concern for a significant enough impact to cause a fracture to the skull, if there is bruising around the eyes, vomiting more than two times or age greater than 65 years old.

  4. Barbara Spriggs:

    He had been over-medicated, had severe bruising, was dehydrated and suffering from pneumonia. To this day, I don't know what happened to Bob.

  5. Surgeon Dr. Dendy Engelman:

    Not only can significant pain, swelling, and bruising result from these suction techniques, but there is potential risk for scarring and permanent disfigurement with repeated attempts.

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