[n] the action of bruising; "the bruise resulted from a contusion"
[n] an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
black eye, ecchymosis, harm, hit, hitting, hurt, injury, petechia, shiner, striking, trauma
\Con*tu"sion\, n. [L. contusio: cf. F. contusion.]
1. The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised.
2. (Med.) A bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.