Part of speech: noun

The act of bruising; a bruise.

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Usage examples "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.", 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", 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", Samuel Auguste David Tissot.