bruise

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Pronunciation[change]

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Noun[change]

Singular
bruise

Plural
bruises

A bruise on the elbow
  1. A bruise is a purplish mark on the skin due to the blood leaking from blood vessels under the surface of the skin, usually due to impact against the area.
    I accidentally knocked my head against the wall, and got a bruise on the forehead.

Verb[change]

Plain form
bruise

Third-person singular
bruises

Past tense
bruised

Past participle
bruised

Present participle
bruising

  1. (transitive) When you bruise someone, you hit him with something that causes him to get a bruise.