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wound

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noun \ ˈwünd , archaic or dialectal ˈwau̇nd \

Definition of wound

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

  1. She suffered a knife wound to her thigh.

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

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Origin and Etymology of wound

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


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wound

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verb \ ˈwünd , archaic or dialectal ˈwau̇nd \

Definition of wound

transitive verb
:to cause a wound to or in
intransitive verb
:to inflict a wound

Examples of wound in a Sentence

  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 .

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First Known Use of wound

before 12th century


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wound

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\ ˈwau̇nd \

Definition of wound

  • past tense and past participle of wind

WOUND Defined for English Language Learners

wound

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noun

Definition of wound for English Language Learners

  • : 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


wound

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Definition of wound for English Language Learners

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

  • : to cause (someone) to feel emotional pain


WOUND Defined for Kids

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wound

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noun \ ˈwünd \

Definition of wound for Students

1 :an injury that involves cutting or breaking of bodily tissue
  • a knife wound
2 :an injury or hurt to a person's feelings or reputation

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wound

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Definition of wound for Students

wounded; wounding
1 :to hurt by cutting or breaking bodily tissue
2 :to hurt the feelings or pride of His cruel remark wounded her.

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wound

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\ ˈwau̇nd \

Definition of wound for Students

  • past tense and past participle of wind

Medical Dictionary

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wound

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noun \ ˈwünd \

medical Definition of wound

1 a :a physical injury to the body consisting of a laceration or breaking of the skin or mucous membrane often with damage to underlying tissue
  • has a deep festering knife wound across the palm
  • a gunshot wound
b :an opening made in the skin or a membrane of the body incidental to a surgical operation or procedure
  • infection of a surgical wound
2 :a mental or emotional hurt or blow
  • emotional wounds of childhood

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wound

transitive verb

medical Definition of wound

:to cause a wound to or in


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