- to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair: to injure one's hand.
- to do wrong or injustice to.
- to wound or offend: to injure a friend's feelings.
Origin of injure
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Examples from the Web for injured
At least two people were injured in the explosion but no fatalities have been reported.Fireworks Factory Explodes in Colorful Burst
The Daily Beast Video
January 6, 2015
As my injured leg improves, my left leg starts aching, then throbbing, near my hip.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
An Egyptian military spokesman said in a statement that five sailors were injured and eight remain missing.ISIS Wannabes Claim They Killed an American in Egypt
December 1, 2014
Fifteen people were killed, more than 200 were injured, and more than 300 families lost their homes.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction
Sean B. Carroll
November 30, 2014
His work also provides a graphic account of injured females who were assaulted by marauding “gangs” of Adélie males.Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life
November 26, 2014
When I last saw her she was providing for five sick and injured ones.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
What if Remorse should assume the features of an injured friend?The Haunted Mind (From "Twice Told Tales")
Why need the huge mills feed the hospitals daily with injured men?K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Like a woman, he found it difficult to forgive one who had injured those he loved.
When his vanity was injured, his blindness was almost inconceivable.
- to cause physical or mental harm or suffering to; hurt or wound
- to offend, esp by an injustice
Word Origin and History for injured
mid-15c., "do an injustice to, dishonor," probably a back-formation from injury, or else from Middle French injuriier, from Latin injurare. Injury also served as a verb (late 15c.). Related: Injured; injuring.