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  • transitive verb (Med.) To discolor by the production of an ecchymosis, or effusion of blood, beneath the skin; -- chiefly used in the passive form.

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  • verb medicine To discolour by the production of an ecchymosis, or effusion of blood, beneath the skin.

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    Ec"chy*mose\, v. t. (Med.) To discolor by the production of an ecchymosis, or effusion of blood, beneath the skin; -- chiefly used in the passive form; as, the parts were much ecchymosed.

    May 29, 2009