• WordNet 3.6
    • v contuse injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of "I bruised my knee"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Contuse To beat, pound, or bray together. "Roots, barks, and seeds contused together."
    • Contuse To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • contuse To beat; bruise; pound; pulverize by beating.
    • contuse To injure the flesh of, by impact of a blunt surface, with or without a breach of the integument; bruise by violent contact or pressure. If the injury is accompanied by a breaking of the skin, it is called a contused wound; if not, a contusion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Contuse to beat or bruise: to crush
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. contusus, p. p. of contundere, to beat, crush; con-, + tundere, to beat, akin to Skr. tud,for stud,) to strike, Goth. stautan,. See Stutter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. contundĕre, contusumcon, and tundĕre, to bruise.


In literature:

Lacerated wounds combine the characters of incised and contused wounds.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Some of the patients, he says, suffered from ecchymosis and contusions.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864" by Various
You see, the contusion has closed the main artery.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
He had a black eye and numerous scratches and contusions, and his clothes were a sight.
"Jokes For All Occasions" by Anonymous
A contusion or a urinary fistula may be the exciting cause.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
His contusions were severe, but did not keep him out of the fight.
"Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61" by Abner Doubleday
These three bore marks of hard usage, bruises, black eyes, swollen noses, and contusions.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
He could feel the skin of his brow and chin and head lifting themselves to noble bruises, felt the throb and pain of each aspiring contusion.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
He caused himself to be scourged, also, until his whole body was covered with cuts and contusions.
"Darius the Great" by Jacob Abbott

In poetry:

In this whirl of wild confusion
Who shall guide the weary soul?
Who shall heal the heart's contusion,
And the bruised reed make whole?
"Written In An Album (II)" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell

In news:

Kyle Anderson has bone contusion .
UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson has a bone contusion in his right wrist, an MRI exam showed Wednesday, and he will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against James Madison.
Alabama QB AJ McCarron suffers back contusion , would have been fine to play if necessary, Nick Saban says.
Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante has right thumb contusion , is in Game 4 starting lineup.
What initially appeared to be a ninth-inning defensive switch turned out to be a left elbow contusion for Nelson Cruz stemming from getting hit by a James Shields curveball in the fifth inning.
Ahmad Bradshaw has hand contusion .
Although strong safety Bernard Pollard has already declared he'll play Sunday night against the New England Patriots despite a rib contusion, Harbaugh wasn't definitive on his status.
When Vick suffered a thigh contusion in a Week 16 game, the Eagles went back to the well and Vick was equipped with a thigh pad by the same company.
His team, Contusion, finished 18th out of 45 competing teams.
Manu Ginobili doesn't expect the hip contusion that kept him out of the Spurs' last game to keep him out of their next one.
View full size The Oregonian Elliot Williams is expected to be in the rotation tonight as Nicolas Batum sits with left knee bone contusion.
Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell (shoulder contusion) practiced in a non-contact jersey Tuesday.
The woman was taken Memorial Hospital Central with facial lacerations, body contusions, a bite injury on her hand and strangulation injuries.
Maybe he will have an elbow contusion to the throwing arm of his starting quarterback to lean on to make a change.
Fletcher Cox has a low back contusion and will have a CT scan in the morning.