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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tuse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contused p. pr. & vb. n. Contusing.]
 1. To beat, pound, or bray 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : injured without breaking the skin; "a cut forehead and
            bruised cheek" [syn: bruised, contusioned]