Contuse Con*tuse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contusing}.] [L. contusus, p. p. of contundere to beat, crush; con- + tundere to beat, akin to Skr. tud (for stud) to strike, Goth. stautan. See {Stutter}.] 1. To beat, pound, or bray together. [1913 Webster]

Roots, barks, and seeds contused together. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin. [1913 Webster]

{Contused wound}, a wound attended with bruising. [1913 Webster]

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  • contuse — ● contus, contuse adjectif (latin contusus, de contundere, meurtrir) Qui est dû à une contusion ou qui présente une contusion : Plaie contuse …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • contuse — contusion ► NOUN Medicine ▪ a bruise. DERIVATIVES contuse verb. ORIGIN Latin, from contundere to bruise, crush …   English terms dictionary

  • contuse — transitive verb see contusion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • contuse — contusive /keuhn tooh siv, tyooh /, adj. /keuhn toohz , tyoohz /, v.t., contused, contusing. to injure (tissue), esp. without breaking the skin; bruise. [1375 1425; late ME < L contusus ptp. of contundere to bruise, crush, equiv. to con CON + tud …   Universalium

  • contuse — verb /kənˈtjuːz/ to bruise , 1965: His mouth had been struck or kicked. The lips were severely contused, reddened. John Fowles, The Magus …   Wiktionary

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