\ˈbrüzd \

Definition of bruised 

: having a bruise or many bruises a badly bruised fighter a bruised apple : damaged or wounded by or as if by being struck a bruised ego

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Nordmann supervised training and ensured Patterson allowed a bruised heel to mend in March. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Plymouth high jumper Nate Patterson: First, Indiana; next, the world," 14 June 2018 The trip sent South Korean astronaut Yi So-yeon to the hospital with injuries to her neck muscles and a bruised spinal column. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Ballistic Reentry: How Astronauts Survive a Failed Launch," 11 Oct. 2018 Lance Armstrong posted a photo on social media Wednesday of his bruised and battered face, the injuries sustained after wrecking his bike on a Colorado cycling trail during the weekend. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Lance Armstrong bloodied and battered after fall while cycling Colorado trail," 9 Aug. 2018 The most recognizable survivor may be singer Rihanna, who became a poster child for domestic abuse after Brown assaulted her the night before the 2009 Grammys, and a photo of her bruised face was leaked to TMZ. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, "The #MeToo survivors we forgot," 19 Apr. 2018 George missed the last minute of Game 1 to get treatment for a bruised right hip. Jenna West,, "Paul George and Donovan Mitchell Will Play in Thunder-Jazz Game 2," 18 Apr. 2018 Apply foundation on top of the liquid latex, and blend blush on top of your mouth to give it a bruised effect. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "The Scariest Halloween Makeup Tutorials," 8 Oct. 2018 Houston, who had a bruised cheek and a cut lip, said Brown had hit her. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Bobby Brown denies ever having hit Whitney Houston: “The public record is wrong”," 27 July 2018 The Warriors are also dealing with injuries as Kerr said Andre Iguodala, who has missed the last two games with a bruised left leg, is doubtful for Monday's game. Kristie Rieken,, "Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of bruised

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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