Definition of bruised adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bruːzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bruːzd//
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  1. 1having one or more blue, brown or purple marks on your skin after falling, being hit, etc. He suffered badly bruised ribs in the crash.
  2. 2(of fruit or vegetables) having marks on them where they have been damaged
  3. 3badly affected by something and feeling unhappy and less confident because of it a bruised ego

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