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insult

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noun in·sult \ˈin-ˌsəlt\

Medical Definition of insult

  1. 1:  injury to the body or one of its parts <repeated acute vascular insults> <any insult to the constitution of a patient suffering from active tuberculosis—Journal of the American Medical Association>

  2. 2:  something that causes or has a potential for causing insult to the body <damage resulting from malnutritional insults>

  3. insult verb





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