bruise


bruise

noun

Definition of BRUISE

1
a bodily injury in which small blood vessels are broken but the overlying skin is not <she got quite a big bruise from walking into the corner of the table>
Synonyms bruise
2
an area of skin roughened or worn away by harsh rubbing against another surface <bruises caused by ill-fitting hiking boots>
Synonyms bruise, graze, scrape
Related Words bedsore, gall

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