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bruise


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bruise  \Bruise\  (br[udd]z),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bruised} 
  (br[udd]zd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bruising}.]  [OE.  brusen, 
  brisen,  brosen,  bresen,  AS  br[=y]san  or  fr  OF  bruiser, 
  bruisier,  bruser,  to  break,  shiver,  perh.  from  OHG. 
  brochis[=o]n.  Cf  {Break},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  injure,  as  by  a  blow  or  collision,  without  laceration; 
  to  contuse;  as  to  bruise  one's  finger  with  a  hammer;  to 
  bruise  the  bark  of  a  tree  with  a  stone;  to  bruise  an  apple 
  by  letting  it  fall. 
 
  2.  To  break;  as  in  a  mortar;  to  bray,  as  minerals,  roots, 
  etc.;  to  crush. 
 
  Nor  bruise  her  flowerets  with  the  armed  hoofs. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  pulverize;  bray;  triturate;  pound;  contuse. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bruise  \Bruise\,  v.  i. 
  To  fight  with  the  fists;  to  box. 
 
  Bruising  was  considered  a  fine,  manly,  old  English 
  custom.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bruise  \Bruise\,  n. 
  An  injury  to  the  flesh  of  animals,  or  to  plants,  fruit,  etc., 
  with  a  blunt  or  heavy  instrument,  or  by  collision  with  some 
  other  body;  a  contusion;  as  a  bruise  on  the  head;  bruises  on 
  fruit. 
 
  From  the  sole  of  the  foot  even  unto  the  head  there  is 
  no  soundness  in  it  but  wounds,  and  bruises.  --Isa.  i. 
  6. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bruise 
  n  :  an  injury  that  doesn't  break  the  skin  but  results  in  some 
  discoloration  [syn:  {contusion}] 
  v  :  injure  the  underlying  soft  tissue  of  bone  of  "I  bruised  my 
  knee"  [syn:  {contuse}] 




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