Definition of contuse in English:

contuse

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Medicine
  • Injure (a part of the body) without breaking the skin, forming a bruise:

    ‘the whole region beneath the ribcage was contused’
    • ‘However, it was contused and bruised such that it was unusable as a conduit.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin contus- bruised, crushed, from the verb contundere, from con- together + tundere beat, thump.

Pronunciation:

contuse

/kənˈtjuːz/