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Definition of "bruises" []

  • To injure (tissues) without breaking the skin, usually with discoloration, or (of tissues) to be injured in this way (verb)
  • To offend or injure (someone's feelings) by an insult, unkindness, etc (verb)
  • To damage the surface of (something), as by a blow (verb)
  • To crush (food, etc) by pounding or pressing (verb)
  • A bodily injury without a break in the skin, usually with discoloration; contusion (noun)
  • Plural form of bruise. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bruise. (verb)

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Use "bruises" in a sentence
  • "Frequently, brain bruises aren't even diagnosed until the game has ended."
  • "A second report from April 2009 describes an Iraqi detainee as being covered in bruises and a scar from being bludgeoned with a pickax."
  • "Okay, am I the only person to think that having to visually check your body for cuts and bruises is actually dis-engaging you from your body?"