• Bruise Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To fight with the fists; to box.
  2. (v. t.) To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise ones finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.
  3. (v. t.) To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
  4. (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.

Contuse, Contusion, Hurt, Injure, Offend, Spite, Wound,

• Bruiser Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A boxer; a pugilist.
  2. (n.) A concave tool used in grinding lenses or the speculums of telescopes.
  3. (n.) One who, or that which, bruises.

Bull, Samson, Strapper,

• Bruisewort Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A plant supposed to heal bruises, as the true daisy, the soapwort, and the comfrey.