Definition of Contusion

1. Noun. An injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration.

Exact synonyms: Bruise
Generic synonyms: Harm, Hurt, Injury, Trauma
Specialized synonyms: Ecchymosis, Petechia, Black Eye, Mouse, Shiner
Derivative terms: Bruise



2. Noun. The action of bruising. "The bruise resulted from a contusion"
Generic synonyms: Hit, Hitting, Striking
Derivative terms: Contuse

Definition of Contusion

1. n. The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised.

Definition of Contusion

1. Noun. A wound, such as a bruise, in which the skin is not broken; often having broken blood vessels and discolouration ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contusion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Contusion

1. A bruise, an injury of a part without a break in the skin. Origin: L. Contusio, from contundere = to bruise This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contusion

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contumelies
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contunded
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conturbation
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contuse
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contuses
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contusion (current term)
contusion pneumonia
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conubial
conuenient
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conundrum
conundrums
conurban
conurbation
conurbations

Literary usage of Contusion

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1914)
"contusion OF THE BRAIN1 BY JOHN HW RHEIN, MD PROFESSOR OF DISEASES OF THE MIND ... I found in the first place that the study of contusion of the brain is ..."

2. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1845)
"1 contusion of the arm. 30 caught by the wheels : 18 lacerated fingers. ... 1 contusion of the wrist. 1 simple fracture of the finger. 1 contusion of the ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"By a series of 44 experiments upon dogs, the general subject of contusion of the abdomen with rupture of the intestine has been studied. ..."

4. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1894)
"a train of symptoms following injuries of the head which fully conformed to those of contusion of the brain as described by the few authors who have written ..."

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