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



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 Originlate Middle English: from French, from Latin contusio(n-), from the verb contundere, from con- ‘together’ + tundere ‘beat, thump’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: contusion