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What is another word for bruised?

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Adjective
Affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
“She had to use her bruised hand to write the note, causing her physical discomfort.”
Adjective
Physically harmed or damaged, especially of a limb
“After the accident, her bruised leg required immediate medical attention.”
Adjective
Suffering, or recovering from, a physical injury
Adjective
Dark bluish-grey in color from being bruised
Adjective
Having one's original color tarnished or stained
Verb
Past tense for to cause or have swelling in one's skin, typically due to injury or impact
“After reaching the summit, I tried sliding down along the deep, snow-packed slope, but only managed to bruise my hip.”
Verb
Past tense for to mark or discolor, typically by striking or applying pressure
“It was a powerful grip but tender enough to not bruise her skin.”
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Past tense for to hurt someone emotionally
“He speaks of his childhood as a time of great loneliness at the mercy of heartless relatives, and it is clear that much happened to bruise him emotionally.”
Verb
Past tense for to strike, especially repeatedly with hard blows
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Past tense for to destroy or damage the value or quality of
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Past tense for to crush into fine particles
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Past tense for to change or lose color
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Past tense for to cause physical pain to
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Past tense for to twist a body part
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