Definition of contusion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

contusion

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noun
BrE BrE//kənˈtjuːʒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtuːʒn//
 
[countable, uncountable](medical) Injuries
 
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an injury to part of the body that does not break the skin synonym bruise See related entries: Injuries Word Origin late Middle English: from French, from Latin contusio(n-), from the verb contundere, from con- ‘together’ + tundere ‘beat, thump’.
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