Examples of contusion in a Sentence
He suffered multiple contusions of the leg.
suffered multiple contusions as a result of a car accident
Recent Examples of contusion from the Web
Most of the injured were treated for cuts and light contusions.
A 7-year-old boy who was reported missing was found with black eyes, swelling, contusions, lacerations and abrasions that required medical attention, police said.
The victim suffered a large contusion and swelling to her left eye.
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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
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of contusion for English Language Learners
medical : an injury that usually does not break the skin
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