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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Early in the day he had received a flesh-wound in the leg, from which the blood flowed profusely.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • Stanton was dead, and James was bleeding badly from the flesh-wound in his leg.

    L. P. M. J. Stewart Barney
  • He had received a flesh-wound above the eyes, and his forehead was bandaged, but the rest of the face uncovered.

    Coming Home Edith Wharton
  • You saw what you did with two cartridges—got in one flesh-wound.

    The Voice of the Pack Edison Marshall
  • The cut had missed its aim, it was low down on the throat, near the collar-bone; it was a flesh-wound, not dangerous.

    Jupiter Lights Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • From its feeling my arm seemed to be shot off, but it was only a flesh-wound.

    The Young Forester Zane Grey
  • He said it was only a flesh-wound, and remained with his command until night.

    From Manassas to Appomattox James Longstreet
  • Notwithstanding, we hoped it might be only a flesh-wound, and not to speed him in his sins.'

  • But let us speak about the wound: it is only a flesh-wound, and has neither touched bone nor nerve.

  • If it is only a flesh-wound or slight cut, wash it with cold water and bandage it with a clean, white rag.

    Object Lessons on the Human Body Sarah F. Buckelew and Margaret W. Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for flesh-wound

flesh wound

a wound affecting superficial tissues
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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