Contusing
Contuse Con*tuse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contusing}.] [L. contusus, p. p. of contundere to beat, crush; con- + tundere to beat, akin to Skr. tud (for stud) to strike, Goth. stautan. See {Stutter}.] 1. To beat, pound, or bray together. [1913 Webster]

Roots, barks, and seeds contused together. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin. [1913 Webster]

{Contused wound}, a wound attended with bruising. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • contusing — con·tuse || kÉ™n tjuːz v. bruise, injure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Contuse — Con*tuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contusing}.] [L. contusus, p. p. of contundere to beat, crush; con + tundere to beat, akin to Skr. tud (for stud) to strike, Goth. stautan. See {Stutter}.] 1. To beat, pound, or bray… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contused — Contuse Con*tuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contusing}.] [L. contusus, p. p. of contundere to beat, crush; con + tundere to beat, akin to Skr. tud (for stud) to strike, Goth. stautan. See {Stutter}.] 1. To beat, pound, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contused wound — Contuse Con*tuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contusing}.] [L. contusus, p. p. of contundere to beat, crush; con + tundere to beat, akin to Skr. tud (for stud) to strike, Goth. stautan. See {Stutter}.] 1. To beat, pound, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contuse — contusive /keuhn tooh siv, tyooh /, adj. /keuhn toohz , tyoohz /, v.t., contused, contusing. to injure (tissue), esp. without breaking the skin; bruise. [1375 1425; late ME < L contusus ptp. of contundere to bruise, crush, equiv. to con CON + tud …   Universalium

  • contuse — /kənˈtjuz / (say kuhn tyoohz) verb (t) (contused, contusing) to injure as by a blow with a blunt instrument, without breaking the skin; bruise. {Latin contūsus, past participle, beaten together} –contusive /kənˈtjusɪv/ (say kuhn tyoohsiv),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • contuse — [kən tyo͞oz′, kənto͞oz′] vt. contused, contusing [ME contusen < L contusus, pp. of contundere, to beat, break to pieces < com , intens. + tundere, to beat: see STEEP1] to injure without breaking the skin; bruise …   English World dictionary

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