Definitions for: Contusion

[n] the action of bruising; "the bruise resulted from a contusion"
[n] an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Webster (1913) Definition: Con*tu"sion, n. [L. contusio: cf. F. contusion.]
1. The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the
state of being beaten or bruised.

2. (Med.) A bruise; an injury attended with more or less
disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of
blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.

Synonyms: bruise

See Also: black eye, ecchymosis, harm, hit, hitting, hurt, injury, petechia, shiner, striking, trauma

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