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con·tu·sion

 (kən-to͞o′zhən, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
An injury in which the skin is not broken; a bruise.
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contusion

(kənˈtjuːʒən)
n
(Pathology) an injury in which the skin is not broken; bruise
conˈtusioned adj
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con•tu•sion

(kənˈtu ʒən, -ˈtyu-)

n.
an injury to the subsurface tissue without the skin being broken; bruise.
[1350–1400; (< Middle French) < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contusion - an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discolorationcontusion - an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
ecchymosis - the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
petechia - a minute red or purple spot on the surface of the skin as the result of tiny hemorrhages of blood vessels in the skin (as in typhoid fever)
black eye, shiner, mouse - a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
2.contusion - the action of bruising; "the bruise resulted from a contusion"
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
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contusion

noun (Formal) bruise, injury, swelling, trauma (Pathology), discoloration, knock He had lacerations and contusions all over his arm and shoulder.
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Translations
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contusion

[kənˈtjuːʒən] N (Med) → contusión f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

contusion

[kənˈtjuːʒən] n (MEDICINE) (= bruise) → contusion f
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contusion

nQuetschung f, → Kontusion f (spec)
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contusion

[kənˈtjuːʒn] n (Med) → contusione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

con·tu·sion

n. contusión, magulladura.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

contusion

n contusión f
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References in classic literature ?
His first care then was to show Ferguson a severe contusion that he had received on the cranium.
There was both contusion and suffusion of the brain.
Benjamin received a severe contusion from the recoil of his gun, which produced a short stupor, during which period the ex-steward was prostrate on the ground.
Lydgate leaped and climbed, he hardly knew how, on to the stage, and was active in help, making the acquaintance of his heroine by finding a contusion on her head and lifting her gently in his arms.
In fact, a man on horseback galloped down, before the passengers were well collected together; and a careful investigation being instituted, it appeared that the lady inside had broken her lamp, and the gentleman his head; that the two front outsides had escaped with black eyes; the box with a bloody nose; the coachman with a contusion on the temple; Mr Squeers with a portmanteau bruise on his back; and the remaining passengers without any injury at all--thanks to the softness of the snow-drift in which they had been overturned.
The head had received a severe contusion, but he had seen greater injuries recovered from: he was by no means hopeless; he spoke cheerfully.
Thereupon the Policeman left the man in a fit and attacked the Citizen, who, after receiving several severe contusions, ran away.
Thousands of persons, noses in air, armed with telescopes and race-glasses, were questioning space, forgetting all contusions and emotions in the one idea of watching for the projectile.
Jones received this full in his eyes, and it had infinitely a stronger effect on him than all the contusions which he had received before.
To my surprise the only effects of my feat were a few slight contusions too trifling to care about.
The throat showed horrible contusions; not mere finger-marks, but bruises and lacerations wrought by two strong hands that must have buried themselves in the yielding flesh, maintaining their terrible grasp until long after death.
He brought back intelligence that the young squire was laid up with the complicated evils of a broken head and certain contusions (occasioned by a fall - of which he did not trouble himself to relate the particulars - and the subsequent misconduct of his horse), and a severe cold, the consequence of lying on the wet ground in the rain; but there were no broken bones, and no immediate prospects of dissolution.