injury

[in-juh-ree]
noun, plural injuries.
1.
harm or damage that is done or sustained: to escape without injury.
2.
a particular form or instance of harm: an injury to one's shoulder; an injury to one's pride.
3.
wrong or injustice done or suffered.
4.
Law. any wrong or violation of the rights, property, reputation, etc., of another for which legal action to recover damages may be made.
5.
Obsolete, injurious speech; calumny.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English injurie < Latin injūria unlawful conduct, injustice, equivalent to in- in-3 + jūr-, stem of jūs right, law (see jus, just1) + -ia -ia

noninjury, noun, plural noninjuries.
reinjury, noun, plural reinjuries.
self-injury, noun, plural self-injuries.


1. destruction, ruin, impairment, mischief. 1–3. Injury, hurt, wound refer to impairments or wrongs. Injury originally denoting a wrong done or suffered, is hence used for any kind of evil, impairment, or loss, caused or sustained: physical injury; injury to one's reputation. Hurt suggests especially physical injury, often bodily injury attended with pain: a bad hurt from a fall. A wound is usually a physical hurt caused by cutting, shooting, etc., or an emotional hurt: a serious wound in the shoulder; to inflict a wound by betraying someone's trust.


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injury (ˈɪndʒərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  physical damage or hurt
2.  a specific instance of this: a leg injury
3.  harm done to a reputation
4.  law a violation or infringement of another person's rights that causes him harm and is actionable at law
5.  an obsolete word for insult
 
[C14: from Latin injūria injustice, wrong, from injūriōsus acting unfairly, wrongful, from in-1 + jūs right]

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injury
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. injurie "wrongful action," from L. injuria "wrong, hurt," noun use of fem. of injurius "wrongful, unjust," from in- "not" + jus (gen. juris) "right, law" (see jurist).
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injury in·ju·ry (ĭn'jə-rē)
n.

  1. Damage, harm, or loss, as from trauma.

  2. A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss.

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Idioms & Phrases

injury

see add insult to injury.

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Example sentences for +injury
The copilot suffered a minor back injury the three other crew members were not
  injured.
Nonetheless, there is great potential for injury for the reckless or
  illprepared.
Granulation tissue moves, as a wave, from the border of the injury towards the
  center.
Health care approaches disease and injury cause suffering in humans and animals.
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