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Definition of Bruise

Bruise

  1. To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.
  2. To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
  3. To fight with the fists; to box.
  4. An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.
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Bruise Translations

bruise in Dutch is blauwe plek
bruise in French is meurtrissure, contusionner
bruise in Italian is livido, contusione
bruise in Latin is frendo, frendo
bruise in Norwegian is skade
bruise in Spanish is cardenal, acardenalar, cardenal