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wound

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noun \ˈwünd, archaic or dial ˈwau̇nd\

Definition of wound

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

  2. 2 :  a mental or emotional hurt or blow

  3. 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.

Origin and Etymology of wound

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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wound

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Definition of wound

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause a wound to or in

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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 .

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of wound

before 12th century


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wound

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\ˈwau̇nd\

Definition of wound

  1. past and past participle of wind



WOUND Defined for English Language Learners

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wound

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noun \ˈwünd, archaic or dial ˈwau̇nd\

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


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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. 1 :  an injury that involves cutting or breaking of bodily tissue <a knife wound>

  2. 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. 1 :  to hurt by cutting or breaking bodily tissue

  2. 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

  1. past and past participle of wind


Medical Dictionary

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wound

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noun \ˈwünd\

Medical Definition of wound

  1. 1a:  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. 2:  a mental or emotional hurt or blow <emotional wounds of childhood>


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wound

transitive verb

Medical Definition of wound

  1. :  to cause a wound to or in



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