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A contusion, or bruise, was a traumatic injury in which blood vessels beneath the skin broke. A bruised eye socket was referred to as a black eye.
That same year, Tuvok speculated that the death of Frank Darwin was the result of an accident involving a faulty circuit in a plasma conduit, a theory which was ruled out by The Doctor's analysis showing he had a contusion with a coup-contrecoup pattern indicating he was hit in the head with a moving object. (VOY: "Meld")
In 2374, Kathryn Janeway recalled being chastised by Tuvok in front of Unnamed Starfleet personnel (24th century)#Janeway dress-down witness admirals|three Starfleet admirals]] at their first meeting, comments which bruised her ego but were valid ones. (VOY: "Revulsion")