wound

  • 1 wound — n Wound, trauma, traumatism, lesion, bruise, contusion are comparable when they mean an injury to one of the organs or parts of the body. Wound generally denotes an injury that is inflicted by a hard or sharp instrument (as a knife, a bullet, or… …

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  • 2 Wound — Wound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wounding}.] [AS. wundian. [root]140. See {Wound}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like. [1913… …

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  • 3 wound — wound1 [wo͞ond] n. [ME wunde < OE wund, akin to Ger wunde < IE * wen , var. of base * wā , to hit, wound > WEN1] 1. an injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc. 2. an injury to a plant… …

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  • 4 Wound — (?; 277), n. [OE. wounde, wunde, AS. wund; akin to OFries. wunde, OS. wunda, D. wonde, OHG. wunta, G. wunde, Icel. und, and to AS., OS., & G. wund sore, wounded, OHG. wunt, Goth. wunds, and perhaps also to Goth. winnan to suffer, E. win.… …

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  • 5 wound — [n] injury anguish, bruise, cut, damage, distress, gash, grief, harm, heartbreak, hurt, insult, laceration, lesion, pain, pang, shock, slash, torment, torture, trauma; concept 309 wound [v1] cause bodily damage bruise, carve, clip*, contuse, cut …

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  • 6 Wound — Wound, imp. & p. p. of {Wind} to twist, and {Wind} to sound by blowing. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 wound — [1] ► NOUN 1) a bodily injury caused by a cut, blow, or other impact. 2) an injury to a person s feelings or reputation. ► VERB 1) inflict a wound on. 2) injure (a person s feelings). ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 8 wound — index damage, disable, harm, inflict, infliction, maim, mistreat, mutilate, offend ( …

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  • 9 wound — (wind) waÊŠnd ,wuːnd v. spin; twist; bend; wrap around; be wrapped around; be bent; change direction waÊŠnd ,wuːnd n. injury; lesion; offense v. injure; offend wɪnd ,waɪnd n. breeze; direction of the wind; gale; breath; wind instrument… …

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  • 10 Wound — This article is about wounds in humans and animals. For wounds in plants, see Plant pathology. For other uses, see Wound (disambiguation). Wound Classification and external resources Wounded man …

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  • 11 wound — wound1 woundedly, adv. woundingly, adv. /woohnd/; Older Use and Literary /wownd/, n. 1. an injury, usually involving division of tissue or rupture of the integument or mucous membrane, due to external violence or some mechanical agency rather… …

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  • 12 wound — n. 1) to inflict a wound on/upon smb. 2) to receive a wound 3) to clean; dress; suture; swab a wound 4) a deep; fatal, mortal; festering; flesh; gaping; light, slight; self inflicted; serious, severe; superficial wound (to receive a slight wound) …

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  • 13 wound — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, serious, severe ▪ fatal ▪ a fatal gunshot wound ▪ minor ▪ …

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  • 14 wound — 01. My grandfather was [wounded] in the leg during the war. 02. Many soldiers died of their [wounds] in the First World War because medical science wasn t as advanced back then as it is today. 03. A homemade bomb exploded on the bus, killing 3,… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 wound — wound1 [waund] the past tense and past participle of ↑wind 2 wound 2 wound2 [wu:nd] n [: Old English; Origin: wund] 1.) an injury to your body that is made by a weapon such as a knife or a bullet ▪ A nurse cleaned and bandaged the wound. ▪ It… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 wound — I VERB FORM OF WIND (Pronounced [[t]wa͟ʊnd[/t]] in wound 1, and [[t]wu͟ːnd[/t]] in wound 2.) Wound is the past tense and past participle of wind 2. II INJURY ♦♦ wounds, wounding, wounded (Pronounced [[t]wa͟ʊnd[/t]] in wound 1, and [[t]wu͟ːnd[/t]] …

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  • 17 wound — in·wound; re·wound; un·wound; un·wound·able; wound; wound·i·ly; wound·ing·ly; wound·less; wound·ed·ly; …

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  • 18 wound — wound1 [ wund ] noun count ** an injury in which your skin or flesh is damaged, usually seriously. When a wound gets better it heals: He suffered serious wounds to his back and stomach. a head/chest/leg wound: There was blood pouring down his… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 wound — I UK [wuːnd] / US [wund] noun [countable] Word forms wound : singular wound plural wounds ** 1) an injury in which your skin or flesh is damaged, usually seriously. When a wound gets better it heals He suffered serious wounds to his back and… …

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  • 20 wound — {{11}}wound (n.) O.E. wund hurt, injury, from P.Gmc. *wundaz (Cf. O.S. wunda, O.N. und, O.Fris. wunde, O.H.G. wunta, Ger. wunde wound ), perhaps from PIE root *wen to beat, wound. {{12}}wound (v.) O.E. wundian, from the source of …

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