Bruise definitions

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A bruised area of tissue, of a surface, etc.
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An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations.
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An injury to one's feelings, spirit, etc.
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A similar injury to plant tissue, often resulting in discoloration or spoilage.
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To bruise tissue, a surface, etc.
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A painful feeling caused by or associated with an experience.
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To be or become bruised.
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To injure (tissue), as by a blow, without breaking the skin but causing discoloration.
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To dent or mar.
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To pound (berries, for example) into fragments; crush.
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To injure the surface or outside of, causing spoilage, denting, etc.

Bruised peaches, a bruised auto fender.

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To hurt, especially psychologically.
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To crush with or as with mortar and pestle.
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To injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of (part of the body) without breaking the skin, as by a blow.
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To hurt (the feelings, spirit, etc.)
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The definition of a bruise is an injured area of a surface that becomes discolored, or to crush with force, or the hurt of a person's feelings.

An example of a bruise is a black and blue injury on the skin.

An example of a bruise is to crush mint leaves in a mortar and pestle to bring out the scent and taste of the mint for a cocktail.

An example of a bruise is to tell someone something that makes them feel bad about themselves.

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Bruise means to injure the outside of something or someone.

An example of bruise is to punch someone and cause a black and blue mark.

An example of bruise is to push hard on a piece of fruit, making a dent in the skin of the fruit and causing the fruit to darken.

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An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a contusion.
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To strike (a person), originally with something flat or heavy, but now specifically in such a way as to discolour the skin without breaking it.
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(medicine) A purplish mark on the skin due to leakage of blood from capillaries under the surface that have been damaged by a blow.
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To damage the skin of (fruit), in an analogous way.
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A dark mark on fruit caused by a blow to its surface.
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To damage (plant tissue), as by abrasion or pressure.

Bruised the fruit by careless packing.

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To experience or undergo bruising.

Peaches bruise easily.

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(intransitive) Of fruit, to gain bruises through being handled roughly.

Bananas bruise easily.

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(intransitive) To become bruised.

I bruise easily.

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(intransitive) To fight with the fists; to box.
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Origin of bruise

From Middle English bruisen, brusen, from Anglo-Norman bruiser, bruser (“to break, smash”), from Gaulish *brusu (compare Old Irish brúu (“I shatter, smash”)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreus- (“to break”) (compare Latin frustum (“bit, scrap”), Old Church Slavonic бръснути (brŭsnuti, “to rake”), Albanian breshër (“hail”)).Replaced early modern English brise (compare Scots brizz), from Middle English brisen, bresen, from Old English brȳsan, briesan (“to crush”), from Proto-Germanic *brausijaną, causative from the same PIE root. Cognate with Old English brosnian (“to crumble, fall apart”), Dutch broos (“brittle”), German Brosame (“crumb”), dialectal Norwegian brøysk (“breakable”).