re·​in·​jure (ˌ)rē-ˈin-jər How to pronounce reinjure (audio)
reinjured; reinjuring

transitive verb

: 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
(ˌ)rē-ˈinj-rē How to pronounce reinjure (audio)
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

Examples of reinjure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Lakers trailed by as many as 20 points in the third quarter to a Grizzlies team playing without its best player guard Ja Morant, who reinjured his right hand in Game 1. Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 The Knicks cranked up the defensive pressure but will need more offense from Jalen Brunson, RJ Barrett and Julius Randle, who reinjured his ankle in Game 5. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 1 May 2023 A lot of it was just being patient, not pushing myself to the point where I could get reinjured. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 17 Feb. 2023 After logging just 12 painful minutes and missing both of his shot attempts during Monday’s 114-102 win, Love did not reinjure his thumb in any way. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 23 Nov. 2022 Also, quarterback Baker Mayfield appeared to reinjure his left shoulder, and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. briefly left with a shoulder issue., 18 Oct. 2021 Kepler appeared to reinjure his hamstring trying to outrun a ground ball to first in the 6-5 victory over Kansas City. Megan Ryan, Star Tribune, 30 May 2021 Right tackle Bryan Bulaga returned in Week 8, only to reinjure his back on the second play Sunday. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2020 Trzepacz was worried that Gunner’s erratic movements would reinjure his leg. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 30 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reinjure was in 1862

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“Reinjure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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