bruise

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1 bruise /ˈbruːz/ noun
plural bruises
1 bruise
/ˈbruːz/
noun
plural bruises
Learner's definition of BRUISE
[count]
: a dark and painful area on your skin that is caused by an injury
: a dark area on a plant or piece of fruit that has been damaged
2 bruise /ˈbruːz/ verb
bruises; bruised; bruising
2 bruise
/ˈbruːz/
verb
bruises; bruised; bruising
Learner's definition of BRUISE
[+ object] : to cause a bruise on (part of a person's body, a piece of fruit, etc.) often used as (be) bruised
[no object] : to get a bruise
[+ object] : to hurt (someone's confidence, feelings, etc.) through speech or actions usually used as (be) bruised

— bruising

noun
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