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Dictionary definition for: Bruise

1. (n) an injury that doesn''t break the skin but results in some discoloration

2. (v) injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; "I bruised my knee"

3. (v) hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests" "This remark really bruised me ego"

4. (v) break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"

5. (v) damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

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