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1. bruise  (noun) 
an injury that doesn''t break the skin but results in some discoloration

  Also known as: contusion

  More Specific:
ecchymosis - the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
petechia - a minute red or purple spot on the surface of the skin as the result of tiny hemorrhages of blood vessels in the skin (as in typhoid fever)
shiner / black eye - a bruise caused by a blow to the eye

  More Generic:
    injury     hurt     harm     trauma

2. bruise  (verb) 
damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

    plant / flora / plant life

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3. bruise  (verb) 
break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"

    cooking / cookery / preparation

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4. bruise  (verb) 
injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; "I bruised my knee"

  Also known as: contuse

  More Specific:
jam / crush - crush or bruise

  More Generic:
    injure     wound

5. bruise  (verb) 
hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"

  Also known as: hurt, wound, injure, offend, spite

  More Specific:
diss / insult / affront - treat, mention, or speak to rudely
lacerate - deeply hurt the feelings of
sting - cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
humiliate / mortify / chagrin / humble / abase - cause to feel shame

  More Generic:
    arouse     elicit     enkindle     kindle     evoke     fire     raise     provoke


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