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Contusion  n.  
The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised.
(Med.) A bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Contusion" Quotes from Famous Books

... and scarcely one clear spot appeared, save that on which I was thrown, where a carpet of the softest grass overspread a perfect level of about twelve feet in length, and nearly the same in width. Here I fell, with no other injury than a contusion on the hip. The gig was completely reversed, the horse dashed on till he ran one of the shafts into a bank, and ...
— Personal Recollections • Charlotte Elizabeth

... I was engaged in the practice of medicine in my native city, I was called to treat a case of contusion of the skull. I made the diagnosis that a splinter of bone was pressing upon the brain, and that the surgical operation known as trepanning was required. However, as the patient was a gentleman of wealth and position, I called in ...
— Cabbages and Kings • O. Henry

... bear a charmed life; for although he fearlessly exposed himself, day after day, wherever the fighting happened to be fiercest and most stubborn, he had thus far received no hurt more serious than a mere scratch or two, and a rather severe contusion from the blow of a knobkerrie that had all but unhorsed him; but this immunity may have been due, at least in part, to the fact that Mafuta was always unobtrusively close at hand, ready to guard his beloved young master, ay, and even to lay down his life ...
— The Adventures of Dick Maitland - A Tale of Unknown Africa • Harry Collingwood

Words linked to "Contusion" :   striking, trauma, hit, ecchymosis, hitting, harm, contuse, bruise, mouse, hurt, injury

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