Simple Definition of contusion
medical : an injury that usually does not break the skin
Examples of contusion
He suffered multiple contusions of the leg.
<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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