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flesh wound

[woond] /wund/
a wound that does not penetrate beyond the flesh; a slight or superficial wound.
Origin of flesh wound
1665-75 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for flesh wound
  • Their six children in the back seat survived, one with a non-life-threatening flesh wound.
  • He has received a severe flesh wound in the right arm, and expects to be able to come home in about a week.
  • The ball took effect in the thigh, inflicting a dangerous flesh wound.
  • One of the bullets lodged in his side, making a flesh wound.
  • The former fired three shots, one inflicting a slight flesh wound.
  • His injury is a flesh wound in the right leg, and though painful is not dangerous.
British Dictionary definitions for flesh wound

flesh wound

a wound affecting superficial tissues
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flesh wound in Medicine

flesh wound n.
A wound that penetrates the flesh but does not damage underlying bones or vital organs.

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