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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bruising 
  adj  1:  causing  mental  or  emotional  injury;  "a  bruising  experience"; 
  "protected  from  the  bruising  facts  of  battle"-  John 
  Mason  Brown 
  2:  brutally  forceful  and  compelling;  "protected  from  the 
  bruising  facts  of  battle" 




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