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bruise

 
 
pronunciation:
bruz
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bruises, bruising, bruised
definition 1: to wound or damage without causing a break in the skin or bone.
He fell on a branch and bruised his arm.
similar words:
blemish, damage, hurt, injure, wound
definition 2: to have or develop a physical bruise.
I bruise easily.
similar words:
mark, wound
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an injury that does not cause a break in the skin or bone but usually causes a dark blue or purple mark to appear on the skin.
similar words:
blemish, injury, mark
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