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wounded

[woon-did]
adjective
1.
suffering injury or bodily harm, as a laceration or bullet wound: to bandage a wounded hand.
2.
marred; impaired; damaged: a wounded reputation.
noun
3.
wounded persons collectively (often preceded by the ): to treat the wounded.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English gewundode. See wound1, -ed2

self-wounded, adjective
unwounded, adjective
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wounded (ˈwuːndɪd)
 
adj
1.  a.  suffering from wounds; injured, esp in a battle or fight
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the wounded
2.  (of feelings) damaged or hurt

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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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Medical Dictionary

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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