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v. bruised, bruis·ing, bruis·es
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.
To experience or undergo bruising: Peaches bruise easily.
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).]
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injured in a way that causes discoloration to the skin
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bruised[ˈbruːzd] adj → contusionné(e)
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to be bruised (person) → einen blauen Fleck/blaue Flecke haben; (= have severe bruising) → Prellungen haben; (fruit, vegetable) → eine Druckstelle/Druckstellen haben; she has a bruised shoulder, her shoulder is bruised → sie hat einen blauen Fleck/blaue Flecke auf der Schulter; I feel bruised all over → mir tuts am ganzen Körper weh
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bruisedadj con moretón, con moretones
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