Bruise Bruise (br[udd]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bruised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bruising}.] [OE. brusen, brisen, brosen, bresen, AS. br?san or fr. OF. bruiser, bruisier, bruser, to break, shiver, perh. from OHG. brochis[=o]n. Cf. {Break}, v. t.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush. [1913 Webster]

Nor bruise her flowerets with the armed hoofs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To pulverize; bray; triturate; pound; contuse. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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