What does contuse mean?

Definitions for contuse
kənˈtuz, -ˈtyuzcon·tuse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bruise, contuseverb

    injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of

    "I bruised my knee"

Wiktionary

  1. contuseverb

    To injure without breaking the skin; to bruise.

  2. Etymology: From (the participle stem of) contundere, from com- + tundere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CONTUSEverb

    Etymology: contusus, Latin.

    Of their roots, barks, and seeds, contused together, and mingled with other earth, and well watered with warm water, there came forth herbs much like the other. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    The ligature contuses the lips in cutting them, so that they require to be digested before they can unite. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

Wikipedia

  1. contuse

    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. contuse

    Contuse refers to the act of injuring a part of the body without breaking the skin, but causing bruising or swelling due to damage to the tissues or blood vessels underneath. It comes from the medical term "contusion," which is typically used to describe a bruise or similar type of injury.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contuseverb

    to beat, pound, or together

  2. Contuseverb

    to bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin

  3. Etymology: [L. contusus, p. p. of contundere to beat, crush; con- + tundere to beat, akin to Skr. tud (for stud) to strike, Goth. stautan. See Stutter.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of contuse in a Sentence

  1. Mark Eiglarsh:

    It almost always gets you first-degree murder because premeditation can be formed in an instant, you put your hands around the neck, that’s an unwanted touching, that’s simple battery or assault. Then you start to squeeze, your argument could be, ‘Well, I just wanted to scare them.' But then you contuse to affix pressure… There’s a certain amount of minimal time that someone needs to do that before somebody is dead.


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