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What is another word for bruising?

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Noun
The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored
“She had quite a severe bruising and a cut lip.”
Noun
Sensitivity to physical pain, or the state of being painful
Adjective
Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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“A bruising battle over civil rights.”
Adjective
Having well-developed muscles
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Verb
(somewhat rare) Bringing harm or injury to
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“After reaching the summit, I tried sliding down along the deep, snow-packed slope, but only managed to bruise my hip.”
Verb
Present participle for to mark or discolor, typically by striking or applying pressure
“It was a powerful grip but tender enough to not bruise her skin.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for to strike, especially repeatedly with hard blows
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Present participle for to crush into fine particles
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Present participle for to change or lose color
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Present participle for to cause physical pain to
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Present participle for to twist a body part
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