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contuse Syllabification: con·tuse
Pronunciation: /kənˈto͞oz/

Definition of contuse in English:


[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'.

Words that rhyme with contuse

abuse, accuse, adieux, amuse, bemuse, billets-doux, blues, booze, bruise, choose, Clews, confuse, cruise, cruse, Cruz, diffuse, do's, Druze, effuse, enthuse, excuse, fuse (US fuze), Hughes, incuse, interfuse, lose, Mahfouz, mews, misuse, muse, news, ooze, Ouse, perfuse, peruse, rhythm-and-blues, ruse, schmooze, snooze, suffuse, Toulouse, transfuse, trews, use, Vaduz, Veracruz, who's, whose, youse
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