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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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British Dictionary definitions for self-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 self-injury
injury
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. injurie "wrongful action," from L. injuria "wrong, hurt," noun use of fem. of injurius "wrongful, unjust," from in- "not" + jus (gen. juris) "right, law" (see jurist).
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self-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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