Contuse meaning

kən-to͝oz', -tyo͝oz'
To injure without breaking the skin; bruise.
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To injure without breaking the skin; bruise.
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To injure without breaking the skin; bruise.
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To injure without breaking the skin; to bruise.
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Origin of contuse

  • Middle English contusen from Latin contundere contūs- to beat com- intensive pref. com– tundere to beat
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From (the participle stem of) Latin contundere (“pound or beat small”), from com- + tundere (“beat, thump”).
    From Wiktionary