reinjure

verb re·in·jure \ (ˌ)rē-ˈin-jər \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reinjure

reinjured; reinjuring
: to injure (something or someone) again
  • … his right knee, which was operated on in 1983 and reinjured last month …
  • Time Magazine
  • … has been battling ankle problems and reinjured herself in … Saturday's 89-77 semifinal victory over Kentucky.
  • —Michelle Voepel

reinjury

play \(ˌ)rē-ˈinj-rē, -ˈin-jə-\ noun, plural reinjuries
    • Sports-medicine experts we consulted advise wearing a brace when you exercise for six months to reduce the risk of reinjury.
    • Consumer Reports
    • Then again, it's the same ankle that sidelined him for Game 6 … Injuries are bad; reinjuries are often worse.
    • —Thomas Duffy

First Known Use of reinjure

1862

in the meaning defined above

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