- an injury, as from a blow with a blunt instrument, in which the subsurface tissue is injured but the skin is not broken; bruise.
Origin of contusion
Examples from the Web for contusion
Historical Examples of contusion
And yet you had suckled that son, though your breast had had to be lanced owing to a contusion.Plutarch's Morals
Contusion in this region, on the other hand, is not uncommon.
Two horses were killed under him, and he received a contusion in the thigh.Won by the Sword
It was at this juncture that he received the contusion, and became for some time senseless.Soyer's Culinary Campaign
There was quite a contusion near one temple and he was bleeding at the nose.Bound to Succeed
- an injury in which the skin is not broken; bruise
- An injury in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a bruise.