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contuse

Syllabification: con·tuse
Pronunciation: /kənˈto͞oz
 
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Definition of contuse in English:

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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin contus- 'bruised, crushed', from the verb contundere, from con- 'together' + tundere 'beat, thump'.

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