verb[with object] Medicine
- Injure (a part of the body) without breaking the skin, forming a bruise: the whole region beneath the ribcage was contusedMore 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'.
More definitions of contuseDefinition of contuse in:
- The US English dictionary