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English definition of “bruise”

bruise

noun [C]     /bruːz/
B2 an injury or mark where the skin has not been broken but is darker in colour , often as a result of being hit by something: His arms and back were covered in bruises. She had a few cuts and bruises but nothing serious . One or two of the peaches had bruises on them.Skin complaints and blemishes
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