(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
(v. i.) To fight with the fists; to box.
(n.) 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.
(1) Most injuries due to accidents have been bruises, wounds and bone fractures of upper and lower limbs.
(2) Grosics did his best between the posts, but the team succumbed to Wales in a bruising play-off, thus failing to advance beyond the first stage.
(3) Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) type IV is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by thin skin, prominent venous vascular markings, markedly increased bruising, and an increased likelihood of large bowel and large artery rupture.
(4) Television images of his body showed heavy bruising to his face.
(5) A comparison was made of the effect of providing or denying water to steers during the last 20 h before slaughter on carcase weight, bruising, muscle pH, and during the dressing process on the numbers of rumens from which ingesta was split and the number of heads and tongues condemned because of contamination with ingesta.
(6) The acquired platelet function defects, especially those resulting from drugs, are very common and should promptly be suspected in patients developing easy and spontaneous bruising, mild to moderate mucosal membrane hemorrhage, or unexplained bleeding associated with trauma or surgery.
(7) When she returned she had a large bruise on her forehead.
(8) Lowest content of ascorbic acid occurred in bruised beans cooked in copper-fortified water.
(9) The decision by Moody's deals a bruising blow to the embattled chancellor, George Osborne, who has repeatedly nailed his credibility to the AAA rating.
(10) Iran’s supreme leader has accused Saudi Arabia of committing genocide in Yemen and said air strikes against Houthi rebels are doomed to fail, in a sharp escalation of tensions between the two rivals over the outcome of yet another bruising conflict in the Middle East.
(11) When we were treating him, he was not screaming or crying, just in shock.” There was so much there in his face, the blood and the dust mixed, at that age Mustafa al-Sarout Hours after he and his family were rescued, Omran was discharged from hospital, having suffered a head injury and bruises in the attack, but nothing too serious.
(12) Sir David Nicholson's bruising tenure as chief executive of the NHS saw him take a further battering from MPs as the public accounts committee criticised him over big pay rises for consultants and a range of other issues, including his penchant for first class rail travel.
(13) Bruising was the most frequent injury and was most prevalent among boys under 3 years of age.
(14) 4) In case of the death caused by the bruise sustained on the occipital region, casualties on gyrus frontale were recognized by 97%, while the bruise located on other than the occipital region, injuries were recognized by 51% on the opposite region, and the remaining 49% of it showed injuries on the same region of the sustained.
(15) He required hospital treatment for a potentially life-changing eye injury, a fractured cheekbone and substantial bruising to his body.
(16) Jen Dunstan, of Sheffield Disabled People Against the Cuts, told the Star: “Dozens of elderly and disabled people have been left with bruising.
(17) After months of bruising negotiation and a threatened legal challenge from the EC, a compromise was negotiated in 2005 under which the Premier League promised to sell the rights to at least two broadcasters.
(18) Monti has faced a bruising time as prime minister: battling with unions at home to reform the labour laws, and tussling with Angela Merkel on the euro summit circus.
(19) It's a harsh tale of contemporary Russia, as beautiful as a bruise.
(20) The case of Bo Xilai , the former Communist party high-flyer brought down after the mysterious death of a British businessman, was a wild courtroom drama full of explosive confessions, unexpected revelations and bruising confrontations.
(a.) Any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character.
(1) Such a signal must be due to a small ferromagnetic crystal formed when the nerve is subjected to pressure, such as that due to mechanical injury.
(2) In this study of ten consecutive patients sustaining molten metal injuries to the lower extremity who were treated with excision and grafting, treatment with compression Unna paste boot was compared with that with conventional dressing.
(3) Van Persie's knee injury meant that Mata could work in tandem with the delightfully nimble Kagawa, starting for the first time since 22 January.
(4) It is concluded that amlodipine reduces myocardial ischemic injury by mechanism(s) that may involve a reduction in myocardial oxygen demand as well as by positively influencing transmembrane Ca2+ fluxes during ischemia and reperfusion.
(5) Of the 594 patients, 23.7% died and 38.7% had documented inhalation injury.
(6) After vascular injury, smooth muscle cells proliferate, reaching a maximum rate at day 2.
(7) In more than 70 per cent of these, brain injury is the decisive lethal factor.
(8) The reduction rates of peripheral leukocytes, lung Schiff bases and lung water content were not identical in rats depleted from leukocyte after inhalation injury.
(9) An intact post-injury marriage was associated with improvement in education.
(10) The four deaths were not related to the injuries of parenchymatous organs.
(11) A review is presented concerning the development of new neuroimaging techniques in the last decade which have improved the diagnostic exploration of patients with spinal cord injuries, including studies of possible sequelae.
(12) Gross deformity, point tenderness and decrease in supination and pronation movements of the forearm were the best predictors of bony injury.
(13) Eighty-four paraplegic patients whose injury level was T2 or below and who were at least one year from spinal cord injury were screened for upper extremity complaints.
(14) He’s been so consistent this season.” Barkley took the two late penalties because the regular taker, Romelu Lukaku, had been withdrawn at half-time with a back injury that is likely to keep the striker out of Saturday’s trip to Stoke City.
(15) In common with other studies, we found that the injury occurred in competitive runners, especially females, and was likely to develop during competitive races or intensive training sessions.
(16) Achilles tendon overuse injuries exist as a spectrum of diseases ranging from inflammation of the paratendinous tissue (paratenonitis), to structural degeneration of the tendon (tendinosis), and finally tendon rupture.
(17) The effects of brain injury can be catastrophic and long-term so the impact of more research would be vast, but affected numbers are too small so it loses out.
(18) After the diagnosis of a soft-tissue injury (sprain, strain, or contusion) has been made, treatment must include an initial 24- to 48-hour period of RICE.
(19) Stimulation with these electrodes were effective for inducing voiding with little residual volume after the recovery of bladder reflexes, 3 weeks after experimental spinal cord injury in the dog.
(20) The severity of injury in a gunshot wound is dependent on many factors, including the type of firearm; the velocity, mass, and construction of the bullet; and the structural properties of the tissues that are wounded.