bruising definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of bruise.
  • noun:
    • A violent real assault on one.
    • In flax-working, the entire process of passing flax, after retting, between grooved rollers, to-break the woody section; scutching.
    • a technique of dealing with hides by massaging the grained part with a graining-board.
    • In wine-making, the process of pounding or stamping grapes with a wooden maul or pestle, to soften the skins and fleshy part.
  • adjective:
    • causing mental or psychological damage
    • brutally powerful and persuasive

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