injury

noun
in·​ju·​ry | \ ˈinj-rē How to pronounce injury (audio) , ˈin-jə- \
plural injuries

Definition of injury

1 : hurt, damage, or loss sustained
2a : an act that damages or hurts : wrong
b : violation of another's rights for which the law allows an action to recover damages

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Choose the Right Synonym for injury

injustice, injury, wrong, grievance mean an act that inflicts undeserved hurt. injustice applies to any act that involves unfairness to another or violation of one's rights. the injustices suffered by the lower classes injury applies in law specifically to an injustice for which one may sue to recover compensation. libel constitutes a legal injury wrong applies also in law to any act punishable according to the criminal code; it may apply more generally to any flagrant injustice. determined to right society's wrongs grievance applies to a circumstance or condition that constitutes an injustice to the sufferer and gives just ground for complaint. a list of employee grievances

Examples of injury in a Sentence

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Stefanski said David Njoku looks 100% recovered from his knee injury and is available for duty. cleveland, "Browns safety Karl Joseph added to the injury report as limited with a hamstring injury suffered in Thursday’s practice," 9 Oct. 2020 Before his injury as a senior, Drew added another county title in the 400. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, "Howard County Boys Outdoor Track All-Decade," 8 Oct. 2020 Josh Donaldson was supposed to help fix some of that with his power and professional at bats, and no doubt his injury was a big blow in this year’s postseason. Michael Rand, Star Tribune, "To break their playoff streak, Twins must reinvent their offense," 6 Oct. 2020 Although Moutinho is improving ahead of schedule, his injury is expected to hold him out for several more weeks. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando City still waiting for chance to work with new striker Matheus Aiás," 1 Oct. 2020 Dragic has suffered a plantar tear in his left foot, two people familiar with his injury told USA TODAY Sports. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Heat hit with multiple injuries to starters in loss to Lakers in Game 1 of NBA Finals," 1 Oct. 2020 According to the lawsuit, other protesters helped White get to a nearby hospital where she was treated for her injury. Julian Cummings And Christina Maxouris, CNN, "A Louisville woman is suing the city and two officers alleging she was shot with a rubber bullet while peacefully protesting," 30 Sep. 2020 However, Neal was thrust into action on defense after Adams left the game with his injury and did not return in the fourth quarter. oregonlive, "Former Oregon Duck Ugo Amadi among the young defensive players raising their game for the Seattle Seahawks," 30 Sep. 2020 In Burton’s absence, Mo Alie-Cox has blossomed into the Colts’ team leader in receiving yards, but Burton was headed for an important role in the offense before his injury. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, "Colts could get CB Rock Ya-Sin, TE Trey Burton and DT Sheldon Day back soon," 29 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of injury

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for injury

Middle English injurie, from Anglo-French, Latin injuria, from injurus injurious, from in- + jur-, jus right — more at just

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The first known use of injury was in the 14th century

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13 Oct 2020

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“Injury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/injury. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for injury

injury

noun
How to pronounce injury (audio)

English Language Learners 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

injury

noun
in·​ju·​ry | \ ˈin-jə-rē How to pronounce injury (audio) \
plural injuries

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

injury

noun
in·​ju·​ry | \ ˈinj-(ə-)rē How to pronounce injury (audio) \
plural injuries

Medical Definition of injury

: hurt, damage, or loss sustained

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injury

noun
in·​ju·​ry
plural injuries

Legal Definition of injury

1 : an act that wrongs or harms another specifically : a violation of a legally protected interest (as the physical or mental well-being, property, reputation, or rights of another) for which the law allows an action for legal or equitable relief
2 : hurt, damage, or loss sustained

History and Etymology for injury

Latin injuria, from injurus injurious, from in- not + jur-, jus right

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