Word:

Bruise

Pronunciation: brųz
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.
[imp. & p. p. Bruised ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bruising.]
2.To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
Nor bruise her flowerets with the armed hoofs.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To fight with the fists; to box.
Bruising was considered a fine, manly, old English custom.
- Thackeray.
n.1.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.
Noun1.Bruisebruise - an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
Synonyms: contusion
Verb1.bruise - injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; "I bruised my knee"
Synonyms: contuse
2.bruise - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
Synonyms: spite, wound, injure, offend, hurt
3.bruise - break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
4.bruise - damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

BRUISE, med. jurisp. An injury done with violence to the person, without breaking the skin; it is nearly synonymous with contusion. (q . v.) 1. Ch. Pr. 38; vide 4 Car. & P. 381, 487, 558, 565; Eng. C. L. Rep. 430, 526, 529. Vide Wound.

abuse, aggrieve, anguish, barb the dart, bash, batter, beat, beat up, black, black eye, black-and-blue mark, blemish, blotch, boo-boo, buffet, bump, bung, bung up, contuse, cut, cut up, damage, discolor, discoloration, discolorment, do violence to, do wrong by, do wrong to, ecchymosis, grieve, harm, hurt the feelings, ill-treat, ill-use, knock about, maltreat, manhandle, mark, mash, maul, mishandle, mistreat, molest, mouse, outrage, pain, pierce, pound, prick, pulp, rough, rough up, savage, scrape, scratch, shiner, spot, squash, stab, sting, thrash soundly, twist the knife, welt
Browse
Bruchus pisorum
Brucine
Brucite
Bruckeled
Bruckenthalia
Bruckenthalia spiculifolia
Bruckner
Bruegel
Brueghel
Bruges
Brugmansia
Brugmansia arborea
Brugmansia sanguinea
Brugmansia suaveolens
Bruh
bruin
-- Bruise --
bruised
Bruiser
Bruisewort
bruising
Bruit
Brumaire
Brumal
Brume
Brummagem
Brummell
Brummie
Brummy
Brumous
Brun
Brunanburh
brunch
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