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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contusion  \Con*tu"sion\,  n.  [L.  contusio:  cf  F.  contusion.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  beating,  bruising,  or  pounding;  the 
  state  of  being  beaten  or  bruised. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contusion 
  n  :  an  injury  that  doesn't  break  the  skin  but  results  in  some 
  discoloration  [syn:  {bruise}] 




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