contusion

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

Definition of contusion

  1. :  injury to tissue usually without laceration :  bruise 1a

contuse

play \-ˈtüz, -ˈtyüz\ transitive verb

Examples of contusion in a sentence

  1. He suffered multiple contusions of the leg.

  2. suffered multiple contusions as a result of a car accident

Origin and Etymology of contusion

Middle English conteschown, from Latin contusion-, contusio, from contundere to pound, bruise, from com- + tundere to beat; akin to Goth stautan to strike, Sanskrit tudati he pushes


First Known Use: 15th century


CONTUSION Defined for English Language Learners

contusion

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

Definition of contusion for English Language Learners

  • medical : an injury that usually does not break the skin


Medical Dictionary

contusion

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noun con·tu·sion \kən-ˈt(y)ü-zhən\

Medical Definition of contusion

  1. :  injury to tissue usually without laceration :  bruise 1

contuse

\-ˈt(y)üz\play transitive verb

contused

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contusing



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