noun \ˈinj-rē, ˈin-jə-\

: harm or damage : an act or event that causes someone or something to no longer be fully healthy or in good condition

plural in·ju·ries

Full Definition of INJURY

a :  an act that damages or hurts :  wrong
b :  violation of another's rights for which the law allows an action to recover damages
:  hurt, damage, or loss sustained

Examples of INJURY

  1. Hikers need to take sensible precautions to prevent injury.
  2. She's concerned about the risk of injury to her reputation.
  3. The team has been weakened by illness and injury.
  4. Careless use of these tools can cause serious bodily injury.
  5. She survived the accident without injury.
  6. She fell and suffered an injury to her arm.
  7. His athletic career has been slowed by injuries.

Origin of INJURY

Middle English injurie, from Anglo-French, Latin injuria, from injurus injurious, from in- + jur-, jus right — more at just
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with INJURY


noun \ˈinj-(ə-)rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural in·ju·ries

Medical Definition of INJURY

: hurt, damage, or loss sustained


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