verb[with object] (usually be contused)
Injure (a part of the body) without breaking the skin, forming a bruise: the whole region beneath the rib cage was contused
More example sentences
- However, it was contused and bruised such that it was unusable as a conduit.
late Middle English: from Latin contus- 'bruised, crushed', from the verb contundere, from con- 'together' + tundere 'beat, thump'.
Definition of contuse in:
- The British & World English dictionary