Definition for CON-TU'SION

CON-TU'SION, n. [s as z. L. contusio, from contundo; con and tundo, to beat; San. tud.]

  1. The act of beating and bruising, or the state of being bruised.
  2. The act of reducing to powder or fine particles by beating. – Bacon.
  3. In surgery, a bruise; a hurt or injury to the flesh or some part of the body by a blunt instrument, or by a fall.

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