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Bruise vs. Hickey

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Bruiseverb

(transitive) To strike (a person), originally with something flat or heavy, but now specifically in such a way as to discolour the skin without breaking it.

Hickeynoun

A bruise-like mark made during petting by pressing the mouth to the skin on one’s partner’s body and sucking.

Bruiseverb

(transitive) To damage the skin of (fruit), in an analogous way.

Hickeynoun

An object whose name is unknown or cannot be recalled.

Bruiseverb

(intransitive) Of fruit, to gain bruises through being handled roughly.

‘Bananas bruise easily.’;

Hickeynoun

(printing) A printing defect caused by foreign matter on the printing surface resulting in a ring where the ink is missing, appearing as a spot of ink surrounded by a halo.

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Bruiseverb

(intransitive) To become bruised.

‘I bruise easily.’;

Hickeynoun

Local swelling in a tissue area, especially skin, often due to injury.

Bruiseverb

(intransitive) To fight with the fists; to box.

Hickeynoun

A tool for making smooth, semicircular bends in conduit and pipe.

Bruisenoun

(medicine) A purplish mark on the skin due to leakage of blood from capillaries under the surface that have been damaged by a blow.

Hickeynoun

An unintended negative outcome or loss in regards to a deal or action, often preceded by the words "taking a ..." or "took a ... ".

‘Farmer Jones took a hickey on his soybean crop when the flood washed the seeds away.’;

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Bruisenoun

A dark mark on fruit caused by a blow to its surface.

Hickeynoun

A device used to adapt a lighting fixture for mounting in an outlet box, or on a pipe.

Bruiseverb

To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.

Hickeynoun

A red mark on the skin, caused by a passionate, sucking kiss at that location.

Bruiseverb

To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.

‘Nor bruise her flowerets with the armed hoofs.’;

Hickeynoun

a doohickey.

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Bruiseverb

To fight with the fists; to box.

‘Bruising was considered a fine, manly, old English custom.’;

Hickeynoun

a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne

Bruisenoun

An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.

‘From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises.’;

Hickeynoun

a temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover

Bruisenoun

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

Hickeynoun

something whose name is either forgotten or not known

Bruiseverb

injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of;

‘I bruised my knee’;

Hickeynoun

a gadget.

Bruiseverb

hurt the feelings of;

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

Hickeynoun

a love bite or pimple.

Bruiseverb

break up into small pieces for food preparation;

‘bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them’;

Hickeynoun

a blemish in printing, especially an area in a solid that has not been inked.

Bruiseverb

damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure;

‘The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them’;

Hickey

A hickey, hickie or love bite in British English, is a bruise or bruise-like mark caused by kissing or sucking skin, usually on the neck, arm, or earlobe. While biting might be part of giving a hickey, sucking is sufficient to burst small superficial blood vessels under the skin.

Bruisenoun

an injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels

‘his body was a mass of bruises after he had been attacked’;

Bruisenoun

a mark indicating damage on a fruit, vegetable, or plant.

Bruiseverb

inflict a bruise on (someone or something)

‘a bruised knee’;

Bruiseverb

be susceptible to bruising

‘potatoes bruise easily, so treat them with care’;

Bruiseverb

hurt (someone's feelings)

‘she tried to bolster her bruised pride’;

Bruiseverb

crush or pound (food)

‘the mix contains bruised oats’;

Bruise

A bruise, also known as a contusion, is a type of hematoma of tissue, the most common cause being capillaries damaged by trauma, causing localized bleeding that extravasates into the surrounding interstitial tissues. Most bruises are not very deep under the skin so that the bleeding causes a visible discoloration.

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