Definition and Meanings for bruise
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Part of Speech of bruise
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun
Etymology of bruise
Meaning of bruise
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb
- to injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.
- to break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
as intransitive verb
- to fight with the fists; to box.
- an injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.