Wound Definition

wo͝ond
wounded, wounding, wounds
noun
wounds
An injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc.
Webster's New World
An injury to a plant caused by cutting, scraping, or other external force.
Webster's New World
Any hurt or injury to the feelings, honor, etc.
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The definition of a wound is an injury of some type, either physical or mental.
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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.
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verb
wounded, wounding
To inflict a wound or wounds (on or upon); hurt; injure.
Webster's New World
To inflict wounds or a wound.
Harsh criticism that wounds.
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Webster's New World
Webster's New World
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.
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idiom
the wounded
  • persons wounded, esp. in warfare
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Wound

Noun

Singular:
wound
Plural:
wounds

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Wound

  • the wounded

Origin of Wound

  • Noun from Old English wund, from Proto-Germanic *wundō. Verb from Old English wundian, from Proto-Germanic *wundōnÄ…. Indo-European cognates include Albanian unë (“piece of a broken pot, splinter").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English wund wen-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • See wind (Etymology 2)

    From Wiktionary

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