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debruise

[ duh-brooz, dee- ]
/ dəˈbruz, di- /
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verb (used with object), de·bruised, de·bruis·ing.Heraldry.

to overlay (a charge) other than an ordinary with an ordinary.

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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
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