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contusion

noun con·tu·sion \kən-ˈtü-zhən, -ˈtyü-\

medical : an injury that usually does not break the skin

Full Definition of CONTUSION

:  injury to tissue usually without laceration :  bruise 1a
con·tuse \-ˈtüz, -ˈtyüz\ transitive verb

Examples of CONTUSION

  1. He suffered multiple contusions of the leg.
  2. <suffered multiple contusions as a result of a car accident>

Origin of CONTUSION

Middle English conteschown, from Latin contusion-, contusio, from contundere to pound, bruise, from com- + tundere to beat; akin to Gothic stautan to strike, Sanskrit tudati he pushes
First Known Use: 15th century

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contusion

noun con·tu·sion \kən-ˈt(y)ü-zhən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONTUSION

:  injury to tissue usually without laceration :  bruise 1
con·tuse \-ˈt(y)üz\ transitive verb, con·tused con·tus·ing

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