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bruise

bruise

 
pronunciation:
bruz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bruised, bruises, bruising
definition 1: to wound or damage without causing a break or rupture.
She hit a rock when she fell and bruised her arm.
synonyms:
contuse
similar words:
blemish, damage, discolor, hurt, injure, mar, wound
definition 2: to hurt slightly by unkind words or acts.
Her sarcasm bruised my feelings.
synonyms:
hurt, injure, wound
similar words:
offend
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have or develop a physical bruise.
I bruise easily.
similar words:
mark, wound
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an injury in which there is no break or rupture in the skin; black-and-blue mark.
The bruise was deep purple and looked very painful.How did you get that bruise on your leg?
synonyms:
contusion
similar words:
blemish, discoloration, injury, mark
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