[kuhn-too-zhuhn, -tyoo-]
an injury, as from a blow with a blunt instrument, in which the subsurface tissue is injured but the skin is not broken; bruise.

1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin contūsiōn- (stem of contūsiō). See contuse, -ion

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contusion (kənˈtjuːʒən)
an injury in which the skin is not broken; bruise

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Word Origin & History

c.1400, from M.Fr. contusion, from L. contusionem (nom. contusio) "crushing, bruising," from contusus, pp. of contundere "to beat, break to pieces," from com- intens. prefix + tundere "to beat" (see obtuse).
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contusion con·tu·sion (kən-tōō'zhən, -tyōō'-)
An injury in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a bruise.

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Example sentences
He briefly lost consciousness and organizers said at the time he had a brain contusion.
He did allow the doctors to check out his right leg, which had a slight contusion.
They gave him a knee contusion on the game's first play.
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