[ duh-brooz, dee- ]

verb (used with object),de·bruised, de·bruis·ing.Heraldry.
  1. to overlay (a charge) other than an ordinary with an ordinary.

Origin of debruise

1250–1300; Middle English debrusen,debrisen to break down, crush <Old French debr(u)isier, equivalent to de-de- + bruisier to break; see bruise

Words Nearby debruise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024