bruised

adjective \ ˈbrüzd \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018

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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14th century

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