wounded

[ woon-did ]
/ ˈwun dɪd /

adjective

suffering injury or bodily harm, as a laceration or bullet wound: to bandage a wounded hand.
marred; impaired; damaged: a wounded reputation.

noun

wounded persons collectively (often preceded by the): to treat the wounded.

Origin of wounded

before 1000; Middle English; Old English gewundode. See wound1, -ed2

Related forms

self-wound·ed, adjectiveun·wound·ed, adjective

Definition for wounded (2 of 3)

wound

1
[ 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.

Origin of wound

1
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English wund; cognate with Old High German wunta (German Wunde), Old Norse und, Gothic wunds; (v.) Middle English wounden, Old English wundian, derivative of the noun

SYNONYMS FOR wound

3 insult, pain, anguish.
4 harm, damage; cut, stab, lacerate.

Related forms

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

Definition for wounded (3 of 3)

wound

2
[ wound ]
/ waʊnd /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of wind2 and wind3.
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British Dictionary definitions for wounded (1 of 3)

wounded

/ (ˈwuːndɪd) /

adjective

  1. suffering from wounds; injured, esp in a battle or fight
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the wounded
(of feelings) damaged or hurt

British Dictionary definitions for wounded (2 of 3)

wound

1
/ (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

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 wounded (3 of 3)

wound

2
/ (waʊnd) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of wind 2
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Medicine definitions for wounded

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.

Related forms

wound v.
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Idioms and Phrases with wounded

wound


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

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