bruising

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bruise

 (bro͞oz)
v. bruised, bruis·ing, bruis·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of (part of the body) without breaking the skin, as by a blow.
b. To damage (plant tissue), as by abrasion or pressure: bruised the fruit by careless packing.
2. To dent or mar.
3. To pound (berries, for example) into fragments; crush.
4. To hurt, especially psychologically.
v.intr.
To experience or undergo bruising: Peaches bruise easily.
n.
1. An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations.
2. A similar injury to plant tissue, often resulting in discoloration or spoilage.
3. A painful feeling caused by or associated with an experience.

[Middle English bruisen, from Old English brȳsan, to crush, and from Old North French bruisier (of Celtic origin).]

bruising

(ˈbruːzɪŋ)
adj
1. (Pathology) causing bruises, as by a blow
2. aggressively antagonistic; hurtful: four months of bruising negotiation.
n
(Pathology) a bruise or bruises
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bruising - causing mental or emotional injury; "a bruising experience"; "protected from the bruising facts of battle"- John Mason Brown
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
2.bruising - brutally forceful and compelling; "protected from the bruising facts of battle"
forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace"

bruising

noun
1. discoloration, marking, swelling, contusion, ecchymosis She had quite a severe bruising and a cut lip.
adjective
1. hard, tough, violent, rough, fierce, ferocious, rumbustious a bruising battle over civil rights
Translations

bruising

[ˈbruːzɪŋ] ADJ [experience] → doloroso, penoso; [match] → durísimo, violento

bruising

[ˈbruːzɪŋ]
adj
(= upsetting) [experience] → douloureux/euse
(= fierce) [battle, campaign, encounter] → éprouvant(e)
n (= bruises) → bleus mpl, contusions fpl

bruising

nPrellungen pl

bruising

[ˈbruːzɪŋ]
1. necchimosi f inv
2. adj (encounter, experience) → brutto/a; (criticism, defeat) → pesante
References in classic literature ?
He had a permanent running wound on the outside of his right leg, originated by the constant bruisings of aristocratic carriage-poles during the many years that he had been in regular employ at the King's Arms, Casterbridge.
After bruising myself severely, much to the amusement of the Martians, I again had recourse to creeping, but this did not suit them and I was roughly jerked to my feet by a towering fellow who had laughed most heartily at my misfortunes.
Occasionally we would strike our heads against some projecting limb of a tree; and while imprudently engaged in rubbing the injured part, would fall sprawling amongst filthy fragments, cutting and bruising ourselves, whilst the unpitying waters flowed over our prostrate bodies.
During all this time the ship lay rolling in the trough of the sea, the heavy surges breaking over her, and the spars heaving and banging to and fro, bruising the half-drowned sailors that clung to the bowsprit and the stumps of the masts.