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BRUISE





Definition:

  1. [noun] an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
    Synonyms: contusion

  2. [verb] injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; "I bruised my knee"
    Synonyms: contuse

  3. [verb] hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
    Synonyms: hurt, wound, injure, offend, spite

  4. [verb] break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"

  5. [verb] damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

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