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BRUISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bruise mean? 

BRUISE (noun)
  The noun BRUISE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: BRUISE used as a noun is very rare.


BRUISE (verb)
  The verb BRUISE has 4 senses:

1. injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of
2. hurt the feelings of
3. break up into small pieces for food preparation
4. damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure

  Familiarity information: BRUISE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRUISE (noun)


Sense 1bruise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

bruise; contusion

Hypernyms ("bruise" is a kind of...):

harm; hurt; injury; trauma (any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bruise"):

ecchymosis (the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise)

petechia (a minute red or purple spot on the surface of the skin as the result of tiny hemorrhages of blood vessels in the skin (as in typhoid fever))

black eye; mouse; shiner (a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye)


BRUISE (verb)


Sense 1bruise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

bruise; contuse

Context example:

I bruised my knee

Hypernyms (to "bruise" is one way to...):

injure; wound (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bruise"):

crush; jam (crush or bruise)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Did he bruise his foot?


Sense 2bruise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hurt the feelings of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

spite; injure; bruise; wound; offend; hurt

Context examples:

She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests / This remark really bruised me ego

Hypernyms (to "bruise" is one way to...):

arouse; elicit; enkindle; evoke; fire; kindle; provoke; raise (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bruise"):

affront; diss; insult (treat, mention, or speak to rudely)

lacerate (deeply hurt the feelings of; distress)

sting (cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging)

abase; chagrin; humble; humiliate; mortify (cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3bruise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Break up into small pieces for food preparation

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them

Hypernyms (to "bruise" is one way to...):

crush (break into small pieces)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4bruise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them

Hypernyms (to "bruise" is one way to...):

damage (inflict damage upon)

Domain category:

flora; plant; plant life (a living organism lacking the power of locomotion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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