Complete Definition of "contuse"

English
Etymology
Latin contus- past participle stem of contundere ‘pound or beat small’, from com- + tundere ‘beat, thump’.

Pronunciation
IPA: /kən'tju:z/

Verb
en-verb|contus|ing

  1. to bruise

#:*1965: His mouth had been struck or kicked. The lips were severely contused, reddened. — John Fowles, The Magus

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