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Synonyms for bruise

Synonyms for (noun) bruise

Synonyms: bruise, contusion Definition: an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Similar words: trauma, hurt, injury, harm Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonyms for (verb) bruise

Synonyms: bruise Definition: damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure Usage: The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them

Similar words: damage Definition: inflict damage upon Usage: The snow damaged the roof; She damaged the car when she hit the tree

Synonyms: bruise Definition: break up into small pieces for food preparation Usage: bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them

Similar words: crush Definition: break into small pieces Usage: The car crushed the toy

Synonyms: bruise, contuse Definition: injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of Usage: I bruised my knee

Similar words: wound, injure Definition: cause injuries or bodily harm to

Synonyms: bruise, hurt, injure, offend, wound, spite Definition: hurt the feelings of Usage: She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests; This remark really bruised my ego

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy