What does the word contusion mean?

Usage examples for contusion

  1. In contusion of the skull without an external wound, the infection may take place through the blood stream. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. I found that I had been struck on the right leg and received a severe contusion on the head, but in a few minutes I was able to stand. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. When the Accident has occurred in a slight Degree, and there has been no great nor general Shock, which might produce an internal Soreness or Contusion, external Applications may be sufficient. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot