Contuse definition

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; to bruise.
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To injure without breaking the skin; 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