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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).]
1. (Pathology) causing bruises, as by a blow
2. aggressively antagonistic; hurtful: four months of bruising negotiation.
(Pathology) a bruise or bruises
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|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"
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