contuse

[kuhn-tooz, -tyooz]
verb (used with object), contused, contusing.
to injure (tissue), especially without breaking the skin; bruise.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin contūsus past participle of contundere to bruise, crush, equivalent to con- con- + tud- (variant stem of tundere to beat) + -tus past participle suffix

contusive [kuhn-too-siv, -tyoo-] , adjective
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contuse (kənˈtjuːz)
 
vb
(tr) to injure (the body) without breaking the skin; bruise
 
[C15: from Latin contūsus bruised, from contundere to grind, from tundere to beat, batter]
 
con'tusive
 
adj

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contuse con·tuse (kən-tōōz', -tyōōz')
v. con·tused, con·tus·ing, con·tus·es
To injure without breaking the skin; bruise.

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It is obvious that the book, as it stands, must sorely contuse the traveller.
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