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plural of bruise
as in scratches
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

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as in scrapes
an area of skin roughened or worn away by harsh rubbing against another surface bruises caused by ill-fitting hiking boots

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present tense third-person singular of bruise

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“Bruises.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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