Simple Definition of injure
: to harm or damage (someone or something)
Full Definition of injure
injuringplay \ˈinj-riŋ, ˈin-jə-\
injurerplay \ˈin-jər-ər\ noun
Examples of injure in a sentence
She fell and injured herself.
She fell and slightly injured her arm.
Several people were badly injured in the accident.
Origin and Etymology of injure
Middle English enjuren, from Anglo-French *enjurer, from Late Latin injuriare, from Latin injuria injury
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of injure
INJURE Defined for Kids
Definition of injure for Students
: to cause pain or harm to <Two people were injured in the accident.> <The criticism injured my pride.>
Legal Definition of injure
1 : to interfere with or violate the legally protected interests of: as a : to harm the physical, emotional, or mental well-being of b : to cause (another) to suffer from damage to, deprivation of, or interference with property or a property interest c : to violate the constitutionally or otherwise legally protected rights of
2 : to mar or impair the soundness or appearance of (as a building) : deface
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