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English definition of “bruise”

bruise

noun [C]
 
 
/bruːz/
B2 a dark area on your skin where you have been hurt: He suffered cuts and bruises after falling off his bike.Skin complaints and blemishes
bruise verb [T] to cause someone or something to have a bruise: [often passive] He was badly bruised in the accident.Skin complaints and blemishes bruising noun [U] He suffered serious bruising in the attack.
(Definition of bruise from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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