Simple Definition of injury
: harm or damage : an act or event that causes someone or something to no longer be fully healthy or in good condition
Full Definition of injury
1 a : an act that damages or hurts : wrong b : violation of another's rights for which the law allows an action to recover damages
2 : hurt, damage, or loss sustained
Examples of injury
Hikers need to take sensible precautions to prevent injury.
She's concerned about the risk of injury to her reputation.
The team has been weakened by illness and injury.
Careless use of these tools can cause serious bodily injury.
She survived the accident without injury.
She fell and suffered an injury to her arm.
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
Synonym Discussion of injury
Rhymes with injury
INJURY Defined for Kids
Definition of injury
1 : hurt, damage, or loss suffered <She suffered an injury to her arm.> <These tools can cause injury.>
2 : an act that damages or hurts <“I should not like to do him an injury …” — Anna Sewell, Black Beauty>
Medical Definition of injury
: hurt, damage, or loss sustained
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