- A region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise.More example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English: from French, from Latin contusio(n-), from the verb contundere (see contuse).