[ duh-brooz, dee- ]
/ dəˈbruz, di- /

verb (used with object), de·bruised, de·bruis·ing. Heraldry.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019