bruise · noun C /bru╦Éz/Full view
B2 a dark area on your skin where you have been hurt
Dictionary examples:

His arms and back were covered in bruises.

She had a few cuts and bruises but nothing serious.

Learner example:

I entered the room and saw him, covered in bruises, but I couldn't see his face because he was sleeping turned to the other side. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Portuguese)

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