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Definition 1: wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted - [noun denoting act]

(injury is a kind of ...) activity that transgresses moral or civil law

"he denied any wrongdoing"

(... is a kind of injury ) any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right

Definition 2: an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage - [noun denoting act]

(injury is a kind of ...) activity that transgresses moral or civil law

"he denied any wrongdoing"

(... is a kind of injury ) an act intended to help that turns out badly

"he did them a disservice"

(... is a kind of injury ) the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it

"her spoiling my dress was deliberate"

Definition 3: an accident that results in physical damage or hurt - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for injury in the sense of this definition

(injury is a kind of ...) an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

(... is a kind of injury ) injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in loss of consciousness

(... is a kind of injury ) an injury that causes disfigurement or that deprives you of a limb or other important body part

Definition 4: a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for injury in the sense of this definition

(injury is a kind of ...) military personnel lost by death or capture

(... is a kind of injury ) a wound that would cause an English soldier to be sent home from service abroad

(... is a kind of injury ) a wound that does not damage important internal organs or shatter any bones

(injury belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 5: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc. - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for injury in the sense of this definition

(injury is a kind of ...) a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain

(... is a kind of injury ) entry of foreign matter into a blood vessel

(... is a kind of injury ) injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body

(... is a kind of injury ) an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

(... is a kind of injury ) state of being torn or burst open

(... is a kind of injury ) a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

(... is a kind of injury ) injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain

(... is a kind of injury ) an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)

(... is a kind of injury ) a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

(... is a kind of injury ) an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

(... is a kind of injury ) destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene

(... is a kind of injury ) breaking of hard tissue such as bone

"it was a nasty fracture" "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"

(... is a kind of injury ) trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness

(... is a kind of injury ) injury to the brain that impairs its functions (especially permanently); can be caused by trauma to the head, infection, hemorrhage, inadequate oxygen, genetic abnormality, etc.

(... is a kind of injury ) physical injury to an infant during the birth process

(... is a kind of injury ) injury caused the explosion of a bomb (especially in enclosed spaces)

(... is a kind of injury ) the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel

(... is a kind of injury ) injury incurred when the human body hits or is hit by a large outside object (as a car)

(... is a kind of injury ) an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

(... is a kind of injury ) a lump on the body caused by a blow

(... is a kind of injury ) an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

(... is a kind of injury ) a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)

(... is a kind of injury ) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

"the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell" "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

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