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injury

[in-juh-ree] /ˈɪn dʒə ri/
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
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.
Synonyms
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.
Antonyms
1. benefit.
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Examples from the web 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.
  • Negligently causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon.
  • Attempts or causes bodily injury to another person with a deadly weapon.
  • If due to splash injury, it is often present only in the lower conjunctival sac.
  • To prevent injury to rescuers, barrier clothing should be worn.
  • He spent two weeks there with a severe concussion and a shoulder injury.
  • In their view injury caused by carelessness is like injury caused by deliberate action.
British Dictionary definitions for injury

injury

/ˈɪndʒərɪ/
noun (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
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 injury
n.

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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injury in Medicine

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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