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injure

in·jure

injure

 
 
pronunciation:
In jr
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: injured, injures, injuring
definition 1: to impair; harm; damage; wound.
He injured his opponent in the fight.I injured my back when I lifted that box.The complaints to the newspaper injured the reputation of the business.
 
synonyms:
damage, hurt, wound
antonyms:
aid
similar words:
abuse, affect, bruise, cripple, disable, harm, impair, lame, maim, mangle, punish, strain, weaken
definition 2: to cause distress, wrong, or hurt to.
Her insensitive remark injured the child deeply.
synonyms:
damage, harm, hurt, wound
antonyms:
aid
similar words:
abuse, afflict, affront, blacken, bruise, lacerate, mar, offend, scathe, smirch, stain, sting, sully, wrong
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derivation: injurer (n.)
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