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Meaning of CONTUSION

Pronunciation:  kun'toozhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the action of bruising; "the bruise resulted from a contusion"
  2. [n]  an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

CONTUSION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bruise
 See Also: black eye, ecchymosis, harm, hit, hitting, hurt, injury, petechia, shiner, striking, trauma



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*tu"sion\, n. [L. contusio: cf. F. contusion.]
1. The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the
   state of being beaten or bruised.

2. (Med.) A bruise; an injury attended with more or less
   disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of
   blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a bruise caused by a blow to the muscle, tendon, or ligament; caused when blood pools around the point of injury and discolors the skin.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A bruise or other blunt-force injury that does not involve the cutting or piercing of tissues.