1. bruise, contusion, injury, hurt, harm, trauma

usage: an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration


1. bruise, contuse, injure, wound

usage: injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; "I bruised my knee"

2. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

usage: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

3. bruise, crush

usage: break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"

4. bruise, damage

usage: damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

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