Definition of bruise


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • bruise is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 8 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • bruise is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 10 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of bruise

  • injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of (verb)

    Examples

    1. I bruised my knee

    Synonyms

    1. contuse

  • hurt the feelings of (verb)

    Examples

    1. This remark really bruised my ego

    Synonyms

    1. hurt
    2. injure
    3. offend
    4. spite
    5. wound

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

    Synonyms

    1. contusion

  • break up into small pieces for food preparation (verb)

    Examples

    1. bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them

  • damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure (verb)

    Examples

    1. The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them

See definition of bruise in Merriam Webster