plural noun
wound·ed | \ˈwün-dəd \

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 20-year-old, wounded about 3:10 a.m., was taken to Stroger Hospital and was stable, police said. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, "10 people shot, 1 fatally, in 6 hours in Chicago," 14 July 2018 Former vice presidential candidate Palin was the first to speak out about the incident, penning a note accusing Baron Cohen of posing as a wounded soldier. Jean Bentley, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?': All the Details (So Far) About the Showtime Comedy," 13 July 2018 Following in the footsteps of her predecessor, Michelle Obama, Melania attended the Invictus Games in Toronto, an Olympics-style international competition for wounded servicemen and women. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "A Brief History of Donald Trump’s Controversial Interactions with the British Royal Family," 9 July 2018 Helicopters took the wounded to several local hospitals, and more than 300 police were dispatched to the scene. Time, "Fireworks Explosion Kills 24 People, Injures 49 Near Mexico City," 6 July 2018 Two of the young recruits, Hilde and Isolde, find a wounded revolutionary, Volker, in the woods. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Lesbian revolutionaries smash sexual taboos to undermine the patriarchy in Bruce LaBruce's The Misandrists," 6 July 2018 Helicopters took the wounded to several local hospitals, and more than 300 police were dispatched to the scene. NBC News, "Fireworks explosion near Mexico City kills 17, injures 31," 5 July 2018 First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday made an unannounced visit to wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Melania Trump makes unannounced Walter Reed trip to visit wounded service members," 3 July 2018 The wounded deputy and the suspect were undergoing surgeries Friday afternoon. CBS News, "Kansas sheriff's deputy killed, another wounded in shooting near courthouse," 15 June 2018

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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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