Synonyms and Antonyms of bruise

  1. 1 a bodily injury in which small blood vessels are broken but the overlying skin is not <she got quite a big bruise from walking into the corner of the table> Synonyms contusionRelated Words abrasion, boo-boo, bump, lump, scrape, scratch; black eye, hickey; discoloration

  2. 2 an area of skin roughened or worn away by harsh rubbing against another surface <bruises caused by ill-fitting hiking boots> Synonyms abrasion, graze, scrapeRelated Words bedsore, gall

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