Definition of contusion in English:


Syllabification: con·tu·sion
Pronunciation: /kənˈto͞oZHən


  • A region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise.
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    • He has a lot of bumps and bruises - contusions and soft tissue injuries - but he should be back in four to six weeks.
    • His MRI showed a contusion and some tissue damage and something else that I can't pronounce.
    • In the youth and adult groups, more than 60% of the injuries were diagnosed as contusions, with sprains being the second most common diagnosis.
    bruise, discoloration, injury


late Middle English: from French, from Latin contusio(n-), from the verb contundere (see contuse).

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