contusion

[ kuh n-too-zhuh n, -tyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF contusion

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And yet you had suckled that son, though your breast had had to be lanced owing to a contusion.

Contusion in this region, on the other hand, is not uncommon.

Two horses were killed under him, and he received a contusion in the thigh.

It was at this juncture that he received the contusion, and became for some time senseless.

There was quite a contusion near one temple and he was bleeding at the nose.

It also means a grayish blue or lead color, as flesh by contusion.

He did find concussion and contusion of the brain, yet there was no evidence of that.

His skull was crushed, and he died in a few minutes from contusion of the brain.

He had got a contusion, the doctor said, and would be confined to his cot for weeks.

"I've had contusion," said the little officer in a dreamy voice.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Middle French contusion, from Latin contusionem (nominative contusio) "crushing, bruising," from contus-, past participle stem of contundere "to beat, break to pieces," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + tundere "to beat" (see obtuse).

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