plural noun
wound·​ed | \ ˈwün-dəd How to pronounce wounded (audio) \

Definition of wounded

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: wounded persons



Definition of wounded (Entry 2 of 2)

: injured, hurt by, or suffering from a wound a wounded leg wounded feelings

Examples of wounded in a Sentence

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The wounded police dog of slain Yarmouth police officer Sean Gannon was released from the hospital Wednesday, police said. Jacob Carozza, BostonGlobe.com, "Wounded police dog released from hospital," 19 Apr. 2018 They are accused of trying to conceal the spending by passing them off in federal records as donations to wounded warriors and other charities. Julie Watson, The Seattle Times, "Indicted congressman makes court appearance before midterms," 24 Sep. 2018 To do so, the wounded warrior must face a Medical Evaluation Board that determines whether the soldier meets medical retention standards. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Man With a Knife for an Arm," 14 Aug. 2018 Dozens approached the stage, a few wounded survivors using canes or wheelchairs to get there, and 10 took shovels and helmets. Silvia Foster-frau, San Antonio Express-News, "Six months later, Sutherland Springs residents count their blessings," 5 May 2018 Borges is the last of the wounded survivors to be released from the hospital, according to CNN. Lindsey Bever, BostonGlobe.com, "Parkland shooting survivor who shielded fellow students is released from the hospital," 5 Apr. 2018 Verizon bought the wounded long-distance carrier less than two years later. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, "Trump’s Attorney General Pick Earned a Reputation as a Fighter in the Corporate World," 6 Jan. 2019 Palin, in a Monday Facebook post, claimed that Cohen portrayed himself as a wounded U.S. veteran. Evan Real, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sarah Palin Reveals Details of Sacha Baron Cohen Showtime Interview," 13 July 2018 In a video shot Tuesday and released by the Royal Thai Navy on its Facebook page, a medic applies brown disinfectant to the wounded feet of one skinny boy, still wearing his soccer uniform. George Styllis, latimes.com, "Thai boys practicing with diving masks, but it's still too early to attempt evacuation," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of wounded

Plural noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wounded

: injured by a weapon
: feeling emotional pain


noun plural

Medical Definition of wounded

: wounded persons

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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