There are 3 definitions of wound in English:

wound1

Syllabification: wound
Pronunciation: /wo͞ond
 
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noun

1An injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or broken.
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  • He had sustained fractures to his skull, pelvis, and lower back, chest wounds and a broken arm.
  • He received a number of stitches for knife wounds to his chest and arm.
  • He also had two stitches put in a wound to his scalp after being taken by ambulance to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
Synonyms
injury, lesion, cut, gash, laceration, tear, slash; graze, scratch, abrasion; bruise, contusion; Medicinetrauma
1.1An injury to a person’s feelings or reputation: the new crisis has opened old wounds
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  • You try to rekindle old flames and remember the past and tend to open old emotional wounds.
  • In a short period of time old wounds were opened up and picked over, and legal assumptions about historical restitution were overturned.
  • Reminiscing, the thought opens up old wounds for the proud Clare man.
Synonyms
insult, blow, slight, offense, affront; hurt, damage, injury, pain, distress, grief, anguish, torment

verb

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1Inflict an injury on (someone): the sergeant was seriously wounded (as adjective wounded) a wounded soldier
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  • When soldiers surrounded the house, Mr Shwairah let off eight bursts of gunfire, seriously wounding one of the soldiers.
  • Three of the soldiers that I knew as comrades were seriously wounded by shrapnel and gunfire.
  • He still remembers the day when a deer unexpectedly attacked a former zoo official, seriously wounding him in the arm.
Synonyms
injure, hurt, harm; maim, mutilate, disable, incapacitate, cripple; lacerate, cut, graze, gash, stab, slash
1.1Injure (a person’s feelings): you really wounded his pride when you turned him down (as adjective wounded) her wounded feelings
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  • Challenges of this kind confront their notion of who they are, puncturing their complacency and wounding their egos, so that they are rarely able to resist responding.
  • That purge is wounding enough interests and egos to explain the current rift in the party, whatever else might be hidden in its depths.
  • It's a problem, and it's often more than a matter of not wounding a buddy's ego.
Synonyms
hurt, scar, damage, injure; insult, slight, offend, affront, distress, disturb, upset, trouble; grieve, sadden, pain, cut, sting, shock, traumatize, torment

Origin

Old English wund (noun), wundian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wond and German Wunde, of unknown ultimate origin.

Derivatives

woundingly

adverb
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  • He can also be sharply, woundingly funny about ‘awful old England’, whose charms are not always obvious.
  • More woundingly than that, to be beaten into submission by such otherwise enfeebled opponents would damn him in the eyes of his friends.
  • She told him, quite woundingly, that he had not been so dejected when his own mother died.

woundless

adjective
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  • I lifted my shirt, revealing my woundless stomach.
  • A pitiful thousand men left from our large expedition stood up to join me, almost none woundless.
  • Everyone can turn a blind eye to the woundless slashes of the lying tongue, the cruel word, the baleful onslaught.

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Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
noun
excessive pride or self-confidence

There are 3 definitions of wound in English:

wound2

Syllabification: wound
Pronunciation: /wound
 
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Past and past participle of wind2.

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There are 3 definitions of wound in English:

wound3

Syllabification: wound
Pronunciation: /wound
 
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Alternate past and past participle of wind1.

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