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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The wounded officer, a five-year veteran of the department, was taken to a hospital but died of his wounds. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 7 July 2022 The wounded officer, who has not been identified, has since been released from the hospital. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 30 June 2022 Officials did not release the wounded officer’s name or provide an update on his condition. — Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates. Matt Bruce, ajc, 11 June 2022 The wounded officer was airlifted to a Phoenix-area hospital while the FBI is now investigating the incidents. Greg Norman, Fox News, 3 June 2022 Police won’t identify the wounded officer, who was stabbed in the chest. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Mar. 2022 Leading the ceremony was Andrea Lucie, a Chilean-American expert in mind-body medicine who spent most of her career working with wounded U.S. veterans. New York Times, 21 May 2022 This can include reforms to the VA claims process to ensure injuries and illnesses most reported by wounded women veterans are covered or addressed. Jose Ramos, Fortune, 2 May 2022 The event was being held for the Not Forgotten Association for wounded veterans. Janaya Wecker, Town & Country, 30 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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“Wounded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wounded. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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noun plural

Medical Definition of wounded

: wounded persons


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