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black eye

ecchymosis of the lids and their surroundings.

black eye

n.
1. A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
2. A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.

black eye

colloquial; contusion around the eye with bruising, discoloration, and swelling. It is usually treated for the first 24 hours with ice packs to reduce swelling, then with hot compresses to aid in resorption of blood from the hematoma. Also called periorbital ecchymosis.
Therapeutics A blackened conjunctival nodule in patients using norepinephrine eye drops due to an adrenochrome pigmented metabolite
Traumatology Raccoon eyes

black eye

(blak ī)
Ecchymosis of the lids and their surroundings.

black eye

A collection of blood released into the tissues around the eye, just under the thin, and relatively transparent, eyelid skin. The medical term is rather more impressive-periorbital haematoma.
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The man, from the Washington area, received two black eyes and a swollen ear.
One had his teeth knocked out and suffered head and rib injuries while the other was given a black eye.
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I shot a photo of you awhile ago, and you had double black eyes that you had given yourself.
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Lending credence to that notion, numerous studies have found that people with light eye colors, such as blue, green, and hazel, are more vulnerable to hearing damage than are people with brown or black eyes.
I had lots of black eyes, but I just came back the next day and played with a black eye.
Lorraine Cunniffe, 20, was left with black eyes and a badly bruised face following the assault in the early hours of Monday morning.
This black-eye business always sounds odd, not just because boxing seems to get black eyes about three times a year now, but because it gets them for reasons that frequently are more trivial than this - an egregious mismatch, a bad pay-per-view show, a poor piece of judging.
Listen and watch the women walking in wearing sunglasses and heavy makeup to hide the bruises and black eyes.
A black eye refers to the area around the eye becoming puffy, swollen and dark, usually after a heavy punch.
A black eye refers to the area around the eye that becomes puffy, swollen and dark, usually after a heavy punch.