Injure Definition

injured, injures, injuring
injured, injures, injuring
To do physical harm or damage to; hurt.
Webster's New World
To offend (one's feelings, pride, etc.); wound.
Webster's New World
To experience injury in (oneself or a body part).
She injured her ankle climbing down the hill.
American Heritage
To cause damage to; impair.
The gossip injured his reputation.
American Heritage
To weaken or otherwise cause a loss in value to (a business, reputation, etc.)
Webster's New World

Origin of Injure

  • Middle English injuren to wrong, dishonor from Old French injurier from Latin iniūriārī from iniūria a wrong injury

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From injury, from Anglo-Norman injurie, from Latin iniūria (“injustice; wrong; offense”), from in- (“not”) + iūs, iūris (“right, law”).

    From Wiktionary

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