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contuse

[ kuhn-tooz, -tyooz ]

verb (used with object)

, con·tused, con·tus·ing.
  1. to injure (tissue), especially without breaking the skin; bruise.


contuse

/ kənˈtjuːz /

verb

  1. tr to injure (the body) without breaking the skin; bruise


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Derived Forms

  • conˈtusive, adjective
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Other Words From

  • con·tu·sive [k, uh, n-, too, -siv, -, tyoo, -], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of contuse1

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin contūsus, past participle of contundere “to bruise, crush,” equivalent to con- “with, together” + tud- (root with nasal infix of tundere “to beat”) + -tus past participle suffix, with -dt- becoming -s- ; con-
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Word History and Origins

Origin of contuse1

C15: from Latin contūsus bruised, from contundere to grind, from tundere to beat, batter
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Example Sentences

The lesser degree of penetrative power, and increased capacity to contuse, possessed by such fragments are obvious.

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