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 Gunfire early Saturday left a 19-year-old man dead and another person critically wounded. CBS News, "Seattle moving to dismantle protest zone after weekend shootings, mayor says," 23 June 2020 But not so wounded to ignore our individual record of achievement. Tim Evans, The Indianapolis Star, "'Wounded' Attorney General Curtis Hill facing 3 challengers for GOP nomination," 16 June 2020 Officers found the wounded man in the 200 block of North Justin Avenue, near Jefferson Boulevard and Loop 12. Dana Branham, Dallas News, "39-year-old man fatally shot in west Oak Cliff, Dallas police say," 14 June 2020 Police responded to a call on Manon Avenue to find one man fatally wounded and a second with non-life threatening injuries. Sam Whiting, SFChronicle.com, "Three arrested after shots fired at California Highway Patrol car in San Leandro area early Sunday," 14 June 2020 Keep the wounded limb below heart level and walk to the road where the best first aid can come into play—namely, car keys. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, "Don’t Get Bit: Ultimate Snake Survival Guide," 23 July 2014 Two priests from nearby St. Agnes Church helped the two wounded men into a car. Joe Guillen, Freep.com, "From 1967 to George Floyd: Detroit activists connect the dots to fight inequality," 14 June 2020 Thomas’s limbs jerked like a wounded insect’s under the guy, who held him down with both hands. Andrew Martin, The Atlantic, "Deep Cut," 12 June 2020 The wounded officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment, the office said. CBS News, "Suspect killed in central California shootout, several officers wounded, police say," 11 June 2020

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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 3 Jul. 2020.

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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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