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English noun: contusion

1. contusion (state) an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration


Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma

Narrower (hyponym)black eye, ecchymosis, mouse, petechia, shiner

2. contusion (act) the action of bruising

SamplesThe bruise resulted from a contusion.

Broader (hypernym)hit, hitting, striking

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