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Ecchymosis vs. Bruise

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Ecchymosisnoun

A skin discoloration caused by bleeding underneath the skin; a bruise.

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.

Ecchymosisnoun

The leaking of blood into the tissues of the body as a result of a bruise.

Bruiseverb

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

Ecchymosisnoun

A livid or black and blue spot, produced by the extravasation or effusion of blood into the areolar tissue from a contusion.

Bruiseverb

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

‘Bananas bruise easily.’;

Ecchymosisnoun

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

Bruiseverb

(intransitive) To become bruised.

‘I bruise easily.’;

Ecchymosisnoun

the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin

Bruiseverb

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

Ecchymosisnoun

a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath, typically caused by bruising

‘the infrequent association of bacterial sepsis with ecchymoses’; ‘there are signs of ecchymosis’;

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.

Bruisenoun

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

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.

Bruiseverb

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

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

Bruiseverb

To fight with the fists; to box.

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

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.’;

Bruisenoun

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

Bruiseverb

injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of;

‘I bruised my knee’;

Bruiseverb

hurt the feelings of;

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

Bruiseverb

break up into small pieces for food preparation;

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

Bruiseverb

damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure;

‘The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them’;

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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