wound

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[ woond; Older Use and Literary wound ]
/ wund; Older Use and Literary waʊnd /

noun

an injury, usually involving division of tissue or rupture of the integument or mucous membrane, due to external violence or some mechanical agency rather than disease.
a similar injury to the tissue of a plant.
an injury or hurt to feelings, sensibilities, reputation, etc.

verb (used with object)

to inflict a wound upon; injure; hurt.

verb (used without object)

to inflict a wound.

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Idioms for wound

    lick one's wounds, to attempt to heal one's injuries or soothe one's hurt feelings after a defeat.

Origin of wound

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First recorded before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English wund; cognate with Old High German wunta (German Wunde ), Old Norse und, Gothic wunds; (verb) Middle English wounden, Old English wundian, derivative of the noun

synonym study for wound

1. See injury.

OTHER WORDS FROM wound

wound·ed·ly, adverbwound·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for wound (2 of 2)

wound2
[ wound ]
/ waʊnd /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of wind2 and wind3.
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British Dictionary definitions for wound (1 of 2)

wound1
/ (wuːnd) /

noun

any break in the skin or an organ or part as the result of violence or a surgical incision
an injury to plant tissue
any injury or slight to the feelings or reputation

verb

to inflict a wound or wounds upon (someone or something)

Derived forms of wound

Word Origin for wound

Old English wund; related to Old Frisian wunde, Old High German wunta (German Wunde), Old Norse und, Gothic wunds

British Dictionary definitions for wound (2 of 2)

wound2
/ (waʊnd) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of wind 2
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Medical definitions for wound

wound
[ wōōnd ]

n.

Injury to a part or tissue of the body, especially one caused by physical trauma and characterized by tearing, cutting, piercing, or breaking of the tissue.
An incision.

Other words from wound

wound v.
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Idioms and Phrases with wound

wound

see lick one's wounds; rub in (salt into a wound).

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