A small wound on a finger.
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.
- 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 of woundMiddle English wunde from Old English wund, akin to German wunde from Indo-European an unverified form wen-, variant, variety of base an unverified form w?-, to hit, wound from source wen
Origin of woundME wundien < OE wundian < the n.
- pt. & pp. of wind
- pt. & pp. of wind
- An injury to an organism, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.
- An injury to the feelings.
verbwound·ed, wound·ing, wounds
Origin of woundMiddle English from Old English wund ; see wen-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present wounds, present participle wounding, simple past and past participle wounded)
- To hurt or injure (someone) by cutting, piercing, or tearing the skin.
- The police officer wounded the suspect during the fight that ensued.
- To hurt (a person's feelings).
- The actor's pride was wounded when the leading role went to his rival.
Noun from Old English wund, from Proto-Germanic *wundÅ. Verb from Old English wundian, from Proto-Germanic *wundÅnÄ…. Indo-European cognates include Albanian unÃ« (“piece of a broken pot, splinter").
- Simple past tense and past participle of wind.
See wind (Etymology 2)