Simple Definition of injure
: to harm or damage (someone or something)
Full Definition of injure
injuredinjuring play \ˈinj-riŋ, ˈin-jə-\
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 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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