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  • nounblack and blue mark under skin
  • verbbreak blood vessel; discolor

synonyms for bruise

  • black eye
  • blemish
  • contusion
  • discoloration
  • injury
  • swelling
  • wound
  • boo-boo
  • mark
  • mouse
  • wale
  • black mark
See also synonyms for: bruised / bruising
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A different woman living in a group home showed up to a day program with a bruise under her eye.
THEY MADE A REVOLUTIONARY SYSTEM TO PROTECT PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. NOW IT’S FALLING APART.BY AMY SILVERMAN FOR ARIZONA DAILY STARDECEMBER 12, 2020PROPUBLICA
She had a bruise under her eye when she went to her day program.
THIS SYSTEM IS SUPPOSED TO PROTECT PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. IT IS FALLING APART.BY AMY SILVERMAN FOR ARIZONA DAILY STARDECEMBER 12, 2020PROPUBLICA
Something to soak inNo matter how well you balance and how many pads you wear, you’re bound to pick up a few gnarly bruises as you learn to skate.
GLIDE INTO A NEW ROLLER SKATER’S HEART WITH THESE COOL GIFTSRACHEL FELTMANDECEMBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This Spigen Rugged Armor band and case is going to protect a smartwatch from any scrapes, scratches, bruises, or bumps that might occur.
SMARTWATCH ACCESSORIES TO GIVE YOUR HIGH-TECH FRIENDS AND FAMILYPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMOCTOBER 1, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
We found four kits that’ll help you take care of all the bumps, cuts, and bruises.
THE BEST FIRST AID KITS FOR STAYING SAFE AND PREPAREDPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMSEPTEMBER 4, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This kit doesn’t just help you prepare for scrapes and bruises.
THE BEST FIRST AID KITS FOR STAYING SAFE AND PREPAREDPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMSEPTEMBER 4, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Whether it was rheumatism or a bruise or strain he did not know, but by the time he reached the river he was ready to drop.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
And he spurred away headlong, his bruise nowhere, one horrible thought mastering all.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Men like me dont bruise— he hesitated a moment, patted her hand, and said softly, guardian angels.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
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WORDS RELATED TO BRUISE

  • bend
  • blemish
  • blight
  • blot
  • break
  • bruise
  • deface
  • deform
  • detract
  • ding
  • disfigure
  • foul up
  • harm
  • impair
  • injure
  • louse up
  • maim
  • mangle
  • mess up
  • mutilate
  • queer
  • rough up
  • ruin
  • scar
  • scratch
  • shake up
  • spoil
  • stain
  • sully
  • taint
  • tarnish
  • tweak
  • vitiate
  • warp
  • wreck
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