bruise - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/bruːz/
singularbruise
pluralbruises
  1. 1
    a mark that you get on your body if you are hit or if you knock against something

    He had a bad purple bruise over his eye.

    Most of the injuries were just cuts and bruises.

  2. 2
    a mark on a piece of fruit that has been damaged