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English noun: contusion

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


Synonymsbruise


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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