(kn*tz"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contused (kn*tzd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Contusing.] [L. contusus, p. p. of contundere to beat, crush; con- + tundere to beat, akin to Skr. tud (for stud) to strike, Goth. stautan. See Stutter.] 1. To beat, pound, or bray together.
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Roots, barks, and seeds contused together.
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2. To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin.
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Contused wound, a wound attended with bruising.
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adj. injured without breaking the skin; as, a cut arm and contused cheek.
Syn. -- bruised.
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