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black–and–blue

adjective \ˌbla-kən-ˈblü\

: having dark marks (called bruises) on your skin because of being hit or injured

Full Definition of BLACK-AND-BLUE

:  darkly discolored from blood effused by bruising

First Known Use of BLACK-AND-BLUE

14th century
BLACK-AND-BLUE Defined for Kids

black–and–blue

adjective \ˌbla-kən-ˈblü\

Definition of BLACK-AND-BLUE for Kids

:  darkly discolored (as from a bruise)
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black–and–blue

adjective \ˌblak-ən-ˈblü\

Medical Definition of BLACK–AND–BLUE

:  darkly discolored from blood effused by bruising

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