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.