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What is another word for bruise?

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An injury appearing as a swollen area of discolored skin on the body
“Pushing the loose wisps of hair off her face, she discovered a large swollen bruise on the back of her head.”
A mark, cut or injury, typically caused by grazing or scraping
“You likely won't see a cut or bruise on the surface of the skin over the bulge.”
A mark or discoloration, especially that caused by impact or the application of pressure
“Every hammer blow, however light, means a bruise on the wood.”
A lesion caused by unrelieved pressure to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas, such as frequently develops on a person confined to a bed by infirmity
An injury to a part of the body
Physical damage caused to something
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To cause or have swelling in one's skin, typically due to injury or impact
“After reaching the summit, I tried sliding down along the deep, snow-packed slope, but only managed to bruise my hip.”
To mark or discolor, typically by striking or applying pressure
“It was a powerful grip but tender enough to not bruise her skin.”
To hurt someone emotionally
“He speaks of his childhood as a time of great loneliness at the mercy of heartless relatives, and it is clear that much happened to bruise him emotionally.”
To strike, especially repeatedly with hard blows
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To crush into fine particles
To change or lose color
To cause physical pain to
To twist a body part
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