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contusion

[ kuhn-too-zhuhn, -tyoo- ]

noun

  1. an injury, as from a blow with a blunt instrument, in which the subsurface tissue is injured but the skin is not broken; bruise.


contusion

/ kənˈtjuːʒən /

noun

  1. an injury in which the skin is not broken; bruise


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Derived Forms

  • conˈtusioned, adjective
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Other Words From

  • con·tusioned adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of contusion1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin contūsiōn-, stem of contūsiō; equivalent to contuse + -ion
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Example Sentences

True to form, Irving missed Harden’s first game back from injury on May 12 with a face contusion, and Harden missed the Nets’ Sunday season finale resting that same hamstring.

The second autopsy also found “evidence of physical abuse” that included bruising on Hernández’s rib cage and contusions on her body.

According to the document, medical records obtained for Young showed that she suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, left parietal fracture, brain contusions and subdural hematomas.

The 23-year-old has spoken about a change in his mentality this season, his willingness to step up when Bradley Beal is sidelined, as he has been for the past three Wizards games with a hip contusion.

Beal, who missed his third straight game with a right hip contusion, was one of several key members of the rotation to sit out.

One guy took a horn in the thigh, suffering a baseball-sized contusion.

He did allow the doctors to check out his right leg, which had a slight contusion.

It had swelled as though it would burst his coat, but it was only a contusion, though a severe and painful one.

The despoiled bird at least gets off with nothing worse than a contusion at the base of the throat.

She inquired the cause, and was greatly shocked at the frightful contusion upon my temple.

The gallant Captain Harman received three musket-balls in his body, and a severe contusion from a cannon-shot.

Thus landing without commander or colours, the Portuguese fell into contusion, and the two next in command were both slain.

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