bruise

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bruise
  • noun
    An injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels. (his body was a mass of bruises after he had been attacked)
    verb
    Inflict a bruise or bruises on (a part of the body) (I fell and bruised my knee)
    Crush or pound (food) (add the beans, tomatoes, and lime wedges and roughly bruise with the pestle)

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