contuse

[kuh n-tooz, -tyooz]
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Origin of contuse

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin contūsus past participle of contundere to bruise, crush, equivalent to con- con- + tud- (variant stem of tundere to beat) + -tus past participle suffix
Related formscon·tu·sive [kuh n-too-siv, -tyoo-] /kənˈtu sɪv, -ˈtyu-/, adjective
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contuse

verb
  1. (tr) to injure (the body) without breaking the skin; bruise
Derived Formscontusive, adjective

Word Origin for contuse

C15: from Latin contūsus bruised, from contundere to grind, from tundere to beat, batter
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contuse in Medicine

contuse

[kən-tōōz]
v.
  1. To injure without breaking the skin; bruise.
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