Contusion definition

kən-to͝ozhən, -tyo͝o-
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An injury in which the skin is not broken; a bruise.
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A bruising or being bruised.
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A bruise; injury in which the skin is not broken.
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An injury in which the skin is not broken; a bruise.
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A wound, such as a bruise, in which the skin is not broken; often having broken blood vessels and discolouration.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
contusion
Plural:
contusions

Origin of contusion

  • From Middle French contusion, from Latin contusionem, from contusus, past participle of contundere (“to beat”), from com- + tundere (“to beat”).

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