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contusion Syllabification: con·tu·sion
Pronunciation: /kənˈto͞oZHən/

Definition of contusion in English:


A region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise.
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.
bruise, discoloration, injury


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

Words that rhyme with contusion

allusion, collusion, conclusion, confusion, delusion, diffusion, effusion, exclusion, extrusion, fusion, illusion, inclusion, interfusion, intrusion, obtrusion, occlusion, preclusion, profusion, prolusion, protrusion, reclusion, seclusion, suffusion, transfusion
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