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debruise

[duh-brooz, dee-] /dəˈbruz, di-/
verb (used with object), debruised, debruising. Heraldry.
1.
to overlay (a charge) other than an ordinary with an ordinary.
Origin of debruise
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English debrusen, debrisen to break down, crush < Old French debr(u)isier, equivalent to de- de- + bruisier to break; see bruise
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