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wound

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noun \ˈwünd, archaic or dial ˈwau̇nd\

Simple Definition of wound

  • : an injury that is caused when a knife, bullet, etc., cuts or breaks the skin

  • : a feeling of sadness, anger, etc., that is caused by something bad that has happened to you

Full Definition of wound

  1. 1 a :  an injury to the body (as from violence, accident, or surgery) that typically involves laceration or breaking of a membrane (as the skin) and usually damage to underlying tissues b :  a cut or breach in a plant usually due to an external agent

  2. 2 :  a mental or emotional hurt or blow

  3. 3 :  something resembling a wound in appearance or effect; especially :  a rift in or blow to a political body or social group

Examples of wound

  1. She suffered a knife wound to her thigh.

  2. Her mother's scorn left a wound that never healed.



Origin of wound

Middle English, from Old English wund; akin to Old High German wunta wound


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with wound


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wound

verb

Simple Definition of wound

  • : to injure (someone or something) by cutting or breaking the skin

  • : to cause (someone) to feel emotional pain

Full Definition of wound

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause a wound to or in

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to inflict a wound

Examples of wound

  1. Four people were seriously wounded in the explosion.

  2. The soldier's leg was wounded by a grenade.

  3. Losing the match wounded his pride .



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of wound

before 12th century


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wound

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\ˈwau̇nd\

Definition of wound

  1. past and past participle of wind






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