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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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.

wound

2 [wound]
verb
a simple past tense and past participle of wind2. and wind3.
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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

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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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
Many people consider themselves the walking wounded.
It's as if they are suddenly wounded puppies on their way to the pound, never
  to be seen again.
It has given me a prospective of how it is possible to live a magnificent life
  even if infinitely flawed or wounded.
Your husband is tracking a wounded gazelle and could be gone for days.
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