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Meaning & Definition of Wound in English

English

Wound

/waʊnd/

noun

1. An injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

    synonym:
  • wound
  • ,
  • lesion

2. A casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

    synonym:
  • wound
  • ,
  • injury
  • ,
  • combat injury

3. A figurative injury (to your feelings or pride)

  • "He feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound"
  • "Deep in her breast lives the silent wound"
  • "The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it"--robert frost
    synonym:
  • wound

4. The act of inflicting a wound

    synonym:
  • wound
  • ,
  • wounding

verb

1. Cause injuries or bodily harm to

    synonym:
  • injure
  • ,
  • wound

2. Hurt the feelings of

  • "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"
  • "This remark really bruised my ego"
    synonym:
  • hurt
  • ,
  • wound
  • ,
  • injure
  • ,
  • bruise
  • ,
  • offend
  • ,
  • spite

adjective

1. Put in a coil

    synonym:
  • wound

Examples of using

This looks like a gunshot wound.
This patient was brought in with a gunshot wound.
Tom noticed a gunshot wound in Mary's right arm.