Bruise vs. Scar

Bruise vs. Scar — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Bruise and Scar

Bruiseverb

To injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of (part of the body) without breaking the skin, as by a blow.

Scarnoun

A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.

Bruiseverb

To damage (plant tissue), as by abrasion or pressure

bruised the fruit by careless packing.

Scarnoun

A lingering sign of damage or injury, either mental or physical

nightmares, anxiety, and other enduring scars of wartime experiences.

Bruiseverb

To dent or mar.

Scarnoun

(Botany) A mark indicating a former attachment, as of a leaf to a stem.

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Bruiseverb

To pound (berries, for example) into fragments; crush.

Scarnoun

A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.

Bruiseverb

To hurt, especially psychologically.

Scarnoun

A protruding isolated rock.

Bruiseverb

To experience or undergo bruising

Peaches bruise easily.

Scarnoun

A bare rocky place on a mountainside or other steep slope.

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Bruisenoun

An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations.

Scarverb

To mark with a scar.

Bruisenoun

A similar injury to plant tissue, often resulting in discoloration or spoilage.

Scarverb

To leave lasting signs of damage on

a wretched childhood that scarred his psyche.

Bruisenoun

A painful feeling caused by or associated with an experience.

Scarverb

To form a scar

The pustule healed and scarred.

Bruiseverb

(transitive) To strike (a person), originally with something flat or heavy, but now specifically in such a way as to discolour the skin without breaking it.

Scarverb

To become scarred

delicate skin that scars easily.

Bruiseverb

(transitive) To damage the skin of (fruit), in an analogous way.

Scarnoun

A permanent mark on the skin sometimes caused by the healing of a wound.

Bruiseverb

(intransitive) Of fruit, to gain bruises through being handled roughly.

Bananas bruise easily.

Scarnoun

A permanent effect on someone’s mind, caused by a traumatic experience.

Bruiseverb

(intransitive) To become bruised.

I bruise easily.

Scarnoun

A cliff.

Bruiseverb

(intransitive) To fight with the fists; to box.

Scarnoun

A rock in the sea breaking out from the surface of the water.

Bruisenoun

(medicine) A purplish mark on the skin due to leakage of blood from capillaries under the surface that have been damaged by a blow.

Scarnoun

A marine food fish, the scarus or parrotfish (family Scaridae).

Bruisenoun

A dark mark on fruit caused by a blow to its surface.

Scarverb

(transitive) To mark the skin permanently.

Bruisenoun

an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Scarverb

(intransitive) To form a scar.

Bruiseverb

injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of;

I bruised my knee

Scarverb

To affect deeply in a traumatic manner.

Seeing his parents die in a car crash scarred him for life.

Bruiseverb

hurt the feelings of;

She hurt me when she did not include me among her guestsThis remark really bruised me ego

Scarnoun

a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

Bruiseverb

break up into small pieces for food preparation;

bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them

Scarnoun

an indication of damage

Bruiseverb

damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure;

The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them

Scarverb

mark with a scar;

The skin disease scarred his face permanently