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Definition 1: the act of inflicting a wound - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for wound in the sense of this definition

(wound is a kind of ...) the act of damaging something or someone

Definition 2: a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for wound in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

(wound 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 3: a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride) - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where wound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(wound is a kind of ...) psychological suffering

"the death of his wife caused him great distress"

Definition 4: an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for wound in the sense of this definition

(wound is a kind of ...) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

(... is a kind of wound ) a wound that exposes subcutaneous tissue

(... is a kind of wound ) marks resembling the wounds on the crucified body of Christ

(... is a kind of wound ) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

(... is a kind of wound ) a wound made by cutting

"he put a bandage over the cut"

(... is a kind of wound ) a torn ragged wound

(... is a kind of wound ) a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person

Definition 5: cause injuries or bodily harm to - [verb of body]

Synonyms for wound in the sense of this definition

(wound is a kind of ...) give trouble or pain to

"This exercise will hurt your back"

(... is a kind of wound ) injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of

"I bruised my knee"

(... is a kind of wound ) bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of

"The boy skinned his knee when he fell"

(... is a kind of wound ) use a knife on

"The victim was knifed to death"

(... is a kind of wound ) hit with a missile from a weapon

(... is a kind of wound ) fracture a bone of

"I broke my foot while playing hockey"

(... is a kind of wound ) injure or kill by knocking (someone or something) down and passing over the body, as with a vehicle

(... is a kind of wound ) cause or do harm to

"These pills won't harm your system"

(... is a kind of wound ) injure permanently

"He was disabled in a car accident"

(... is a kind of wound ) sprain or dislocate slightly

"subluxate the hip"

(... is a kind of wound ) twist suddenly so as to sprain

"wrench one's ankle" "The wrestler twisted his shoulder" "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell" "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"

(... is a kind of wound ) injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation

"people were maimed by the explosion"

(... is a kind of wound ) inflict a trauma upon

(... is a kind of wound ) strain abnormally

"I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up" "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"

(... is a kind of wound ) subject to torture

"The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"

(... is a kind of wound ) injure with a calk

(... is a kind of wound ) injure the brain; sustain a concussion

(... is a kind of wound ) injure by trampling or as if by trampling

"The passerby was trampled by an elephant"

(... is a kind of wound ) break the skin (of a body part) by scraping

"She was grazed by the stray bullet"

Definition 6: hurt the feelings of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where wound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests
  • This remark really bruised my ego

Synonyms for wound in the sense of this definition

(wound is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of wound ) treat, mention, or speak to rudely

"He insulted her with his rude remarks" "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"

(... is a kind of wound ) deeply hurt the feelings of; distress

"his lacerating remarks"

(... is a kind of wound ) cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

"His remark stung her"

(... is a kind of wound ) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

Definition 7: put in a coil - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(wound is similar to ...) curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)

"a coiled snake ready to strike" "the rope lay coiled on the deck"

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