[ US /ˈwaʊnd, ˈwund/ ]
  1. cause injuries or bodily harm to
  2. hurt the feelings of
    This remark really bruised my ego
    She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests
  1. a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride)
    he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound
    The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it
    deep in her breast lives the silent wound
  2. an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
  3. the act of inflicting a wound
  4. a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
  1. put in a coil
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How To Use wound In A Sentence

  • She wound up her dance routine with a wobbly pirouette and took a little bow.
  • A little diner food helped, but after the incident with the couple on the street all I wanted was to go home, take a shower, slather lotion on my blistered tootsies, and lick my wounds.
  • The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries - a deep wound to his side had punctured a lung.
  • Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!
  • In June 2004, the Post Exchange here was mortared, killing two Soldiers and wounding more than a dozen additional troops.
  • The large bone of the upper arm was splintered to the elbow joint, and the wound bled freely.
  • The path from Billy's cottage wound down towards the river bank.
  • Carlotta put the salve on Pierce's wounds, before joining her brother downstairs in the parlor.
  • The teenage survivor suffered puncture wounds. Times, Sunday Times
  • A solid snake of people still wound back along the north shore of the loch.
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