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wound

1 [woond; Older Use and Literary wound]
noun
1.
an injury, usually involving division of tissue or rupture of the integument or mucous membrane, due to external violence or some mechanical agency rather than disease.
2.
a similar injury to the tissue of a plant.
3.
an injury or hurt to feelings, sensibilities, reputation, etc.
verb (used with object)
4.
to inflict a wound upon; injure; hurt.
verb (used without object)
5.
to inflict a wound.
Idioms
6.
lick one's wounds, to attempt to heal one's injuries or soothe one's hurt feelings after a defeat.

Origin:
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English wund; cognate with Old High German wunta (German Wunde), Old Norse und, Gothic wunds; (v.) Middle English wounden, Old English wundian, derivative of the noun

woundedly, adverb
woundingly, adverb


1. cut, stab, laceration, lesion, trauma. See injury. 3. insult, pain, anguish. 4. harm, damage; cut, stab, lacerate.
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wound1 (wuːnd)
 
n
1.  any break in the skin or an organ or part as the result of violence or a surgical incision
2.  an injury to plant tissue
3.  any injury or slight to the feelings or reputation
 
vb
4.  to inflict a wound or wounds upon (someone or something)
 
[Old English wund; related to Old Frisian wunde, Old High German wunta (German Wunde), Old Norse und, Gothic wunds]
 
'woundable1
 
adj
 
'wounder1
 
n
 
'wounding1
 
adj
 
'woundingly1
 
adv
 
'woundless1
 
adj

wound2 (waʊnd)
 
vb
the past tense and past participle of wind

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wound
O.E. wund "hurt, injury," from P.Gmc. *wundaz (cf. O.S. wunda, O.N. und, O.Fris. wunde, O.H.G. wunta, Ger. wunde "wound"), perhaps from PIE base *wen- "to beat, wound." The verb is from O.E. wundian.
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wound (wōōnd)
n.

  1. Injury to a part or tissue of the body, especially one caused by physical trauma and characterized by tearing, cutting, piercing, or breaking of the tissue.

  2. An incision.


wound v.
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A current of air, especially a natural one that moves along or parallel to the ground, moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. Surface wind is measured by anemometers or its effect on objects, such as trees. The large-scale pattern of winds on Earth is governed primarily by differences in the net solar radiation received at the Earth's surface, but it is also influenced by the Earth's rotation, by the distribution of continents and oceans, by ocean currents, and by topography. On a local scale, the differences in rate of heating and cooling of land versus bodies of water greatly affect wind formation. Prevailing global winds are classified into three major belts in the Northern Hemisphere and three corresponding belts in the Southern Hemisphere. The trade winds blow generally east to west toward a low-pressure zone at the equator throughout the region from 30° north to 30° south of the equator. The westerlies blow from west to east in the temperate mid-latitude regions (from 30° to 60° north and south of the equator), and the polar easterlies blow from east to west out of high-pressure areas in the polar regions. See also Beaufort scale, chinook, foehn, monsoon, Santa Ana.

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