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bruising

adjective uk   /ˈbruː.zɪŋ/ us  
A bruising experience is one in which someone defeats you or is very rude to you: I had a bruising encounter with my ex-husband last week.Saddening, shocking and upsetting

bruising

noun [U] uk   /ˈbruː.zɪŋ/ us  
bruises: The bruising should soon become less painful.Skin complaints and blemishes
(Definition of bruising from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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