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[in-juh-ree] /ˈɪn dʒə ri/
noun, plural injuries.
harm or damage that is done or sustained:
to escape without injury.
a particular form or instance of harm:
an injury to one's shoulder; an injury to one's pride.
wrong or injustice done or suffered.
Law. any wrong or violation of the rights, property, reputation, etc., of another for which legal action to recover damages may be made.
Obsolete, injurious speech; calumny.
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
Related forms
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.
1. benefit. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for injuries
  • She noticed that half of the bats scattered around turbines do not have any visible injuries.
  • The fact there are people buried in the area with injuries tells us nothing.
  • She was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and now faces robbery charges.
  • With facial injuries, it really comes down to the problem of how other people react when they see you.
  • Males often compete viciously to fertilize the eggs, with many dying due to injuries from fights.
  • There have been some legends of the game who have played on with horrific injuries.
  • If monorails were built instead of light rail, there would be a lot less accidents, injuries and deaths.
  • It's a model they see as a means of attaining peak fitness, without overuse injuries that often run rampant among new recruits.
  • But after a two month struggle, she was overcome by her injuries.
  • The injuries aren't as dramatic as a shrapnel wound, or a blown-off limb.
British Dictionary definitions for injuries


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



late 14c., "harm, damage, loss; a specific injury," from Anglo-French injurie "wrongful action," from Latin injuria "wrong, hurt, injustice, insult," noun use of fem. of injurius "wrongful, unjust," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + ius (genitive iuris) "right, law" (see jurist).

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injuries in Medicine

injury in·ju·ry (ĭn'jə-rē)

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

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

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