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in·jure

injure

 
 
pronunciation:
In jr
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: injures, injuring, injured
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
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (v.)injure accidentally, badly, board, critically, deliberately, emotionally, fatally, gravely, grievously, horribly, least, materially, mortally, permanently, physically, reportedly, seriously, severely, slightly, terribly
(v.)injure + adverb psychologically
(v.)injure + nounHelp accident, ambulance, ankle, attack, auto, automobile, blast, blaze, bomb, bombing, bullet, clash, collision, combat, crash, earthquake, fighting, firearm, firefight, gunman, hamstring, hip, incident, knee, lightning, mortar, motorcycle, nerve, preseason, quake, rib, riot, shooting, shrapnel, skiing, spine, thumb, tornado, twister, wreck, wrist [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivation: injurer (n.)
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The word injure contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.
jud, jur, just Latin root that means justice, law; swear