The definition of a wound is an injury of some type, either physical or mental.
Healing Process of a Wound
- Hemostasis - After the blood vessels narrow, slowing blood loss, platelets stick together and make a platelet plug at the site of the wound. Then coagulation occurs as fibrin makes a kind of mesh trap and platelets and red blood cells get caught and form a clot.
- Inflammation - The body begins cleaning the wound. Debris is taken away from the site to prevent infection.
- Proliferative - The body begins to make new blood vessels and new skin is made.
- Maturation and re-modification - Other damaged cells are repaired, including nerve cells.
Why Wounds Itch
- There are histamines in scabs that irritate the skin around the wound.
- When a wound is healing, the new skin is very thin, so the nerves are even more sensitive. As they are healing, their signals may be affected and the brain gets a signal it may interpret as an itch.
- As the wound heals, the scab pulls on the new skin, and that causes the area around the scab to itch.
- When the wound occurred, the skin, nerves, and oil glands were affected, and without oil, the skin would become dry.
- An example of a wound is a cut in your hand.
- An example of a wound is when your pride is hurt because someone says something mean to you.
- To wound is defined as to injure or harm someone either physically or emotionally.
When you stab someone, this is an example of how you wound someone.
A small wound on a finger.
wound definition by Webster's New World
- an injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc.
- an injury to a plant caused by cutting, scraping, or other external force
- any hurt or injury to the feelings, honor, etc.
Origin: Middle English wunde ; from Old English wund, akin to German wunde ; from Indo-European an unverified form wen-, variant, variety of base an unverified form wā-, to hit, wound from source wen
Origin: ME wundien < OE wundian < the n.
wound definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An injury, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.
- An injury to the feelings.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English wund; see wen-2 in Indo-European roots.
- woundˈed·ly adverb
- woundˈing·ly adverb
wound - Medical Definition
- 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.
- An incision.
- wound verb
wound - Phrases/Idioms
Variant of wind
- to turn, or make revolve: to wind a crank
- to move by or as if by cranking
- to turn or coil (string, ribbon, etc.) around itself to form a ball or around something else so as to encircle it closely; twine; wreathe: winding the bandage on his finger
- to wrap or cover by encircling with something turned in the manner of a coil; entwine: to wind a spool with thread
- to make (one's way) in a winding or twisting course
- to cause to move in a winding or twisting course
- to introduce deviously; insinuate: winding his prejudices through all his writings
- to hoist or haul by or as by winding rope on a winch: often with up
- to tighten the operating spring of (a clock, mechanical toy, etc.) by turning a stem or the like: often with up
Origin: Middle English winden ; from Old English windan, akin to Old Norse vinda, German winden ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wendh-, to turn, wind, twist from source Armenian gind, a ring
- to move, go, or extend in a curving, zigzagging, or sinuous manner; meander
- to double on one's track, so as to throw off pursuers
- to take a circuitous, devious, or subtle course in behavior, argument, etc.
- to insinuate oneself
- to coil, twine, or spiral (about or around something)
- to warp or twist: said of wood
- to undergo winding: a watch that winds easily
- the act of winding
- a single turn of something wound
- a turn; twist; bend