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injury

[in-juh-ree]
noun, plural in·ju·ries.
  1. harm or damage that is done or sustained: to escape without injury.
  2. a particular form or instance of harm: an injury to one's shoulder; an injury to one's pride.
  3. wrong or injustice done or suffered.
  4. Law. any wrong or violation of the rights, property, reputation, etc., of another for which legal action to recover damages may be made.
  5. Obsolete. injurious speech; calumny.
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Origin of injury

1350–1400; Middle English injurie < Latin injūria unlawful conduct, injustice, equivalent to in- in-3 + jūr-, stem of jūs right, law (see jus, just1) + -ia -ia
Related formsnon·in·ju·ry, noun, plural non·in·ju·ries.re·in·ju·ry, noun, plural re·in·ju·ries.self-in·ju·ry, noun, plural self·-in·ju·ries.

Synonyms

1. destruction, ruin, impairment, mischief. 1–3. Injury, hurt, wound refer to impairments or wrongs. Injury, originally denoting a wrong done or suffered, is hence used for any kind of evil, impairment, or loss, caused or sustained: physical injury; injury to one's reputation. Hurt suggests especially physical injury, often bodily injury attended with pain: a bad hurt from a fall. A wound is usually a physical hurt caused by cutting, shooting, etc., or an emotional hurt: a serious wound in the shoulder; to inflict a wound by betraying someone's trust.

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Historical Examples

  • The estates had to thank the over-dilution of the latex for the non-injury of the resulting rubber.

    The Preparation of Plantation Rubber

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British Dictionary definitions for non-injury

injury

noun plural -ries
  1. physical damage or hurt
  2. a specific instance of thisa leg injury
  3. harm done to a reputation
  4. law a violation or infringement of another person's rights that causes him harm and is actionable at law
  5. an obsolete word for insult
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Word Origin

C14: from Latin injūria injustice, wrong, from injūriōsus acting unfairly, wrongful, from in- 1 + jūs right
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Word Origin and History for non-injury

injury

n.

late 14c., "harm, damage, loss; a specific injury," from Anglo-French injurie "wrongful action," from Latin injuria "wrong, hurt, injustice, insult," noun use of fem. of injurius "wrongful, unjust," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + ius (genitive iuris) "right, law" (see jurist).

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non-injury in Medicine

injury

(ĭnjə-rē)
n.
  1. Damage, harm, or loss, as from trauma.
  2. A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss.
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Idioms and Phrases with non-injury

injury

see add insult to injury.

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