Con*tuse" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.p. Contused (?); 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 together.

Roots, barks, and seeds contused together. Bacon.

2.

To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin.

Contused wound, a wound attended with bruising.

 

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