contusion

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

Definition of contusion

:injury to tissue usually without laceration :bruise 1a

contuse

play \kən-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

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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

contusion Synonyms


CONTUSION Defined for English Language Learners

contusion

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noun

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

:injury to tissue usually without laceration :bruise 1

contuse

play \-ˈt(y)üz\ transitive verb contused; contusing


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