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contusion

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a bodily injury in which small blood vessels are broken but the overlying skin is not
  • suffered multiple contusions as a result of a car accident

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The first known use of contusion was in the 15th century

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“Contusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contusion. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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