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wound1

wound1

 
pronunciation:
wund
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an injury to living tissue, usu. involving penetration or cutting of the external surface.
She accidentally cut her finger, and the wound was deep and painful.The police officer received a number of gunshot wounds.More nurses were needed to dress the soldiers' wounds.
synonyms:
cut, injury, laceration
similar words:
bruise, contusion, gash, harm, hurt, lesion, scrape, scratch, slash, sore, stab, trauma
definition 2: an injury to one's feelings, reputation, or the like.
His angry tone was a wound to her heart.The candidate's speech inflicted a few wounds to his opponent.
synonyms:
hurt, injury, insult
similar words:
affront, blow, cut, distress, grief, harm, pain, pang, shock, trauma, wrong
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wounded, wounding, wounds
definition: to injure or harm by inflicting a wound on.
synonyms:
cut, hurt, injure
similar words:
bruise, damage, distress, gash, grieve, harm, insult, lacerate, mortify, offend, pain, pierce, scrape, scratch, slash, stab, sting, traumatize, wrong
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to inflict a wound.
synonyms:
hurt
similar words:
cut, offend, sting
derivation: woundingly (adv.)
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  • wounded:
    having a wound.
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