Definition of contuse in English:

contuse

verb

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

    ‘the whole region beneath the rib cage was contused’
    • ‘However, it was contused and bruised such that it was unusable as a conduit.’
    injure, mark, make black and blue, discolour, blacken, hurt
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

contuse

/kənˈto͞oz//kənˈtuz/