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noun as in injury

verb as in cause bodily damage

verb as in cause mental hurt


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Example Sentences

She was found with several wounds on her body and her face was disfigured.

“They had to be taken to the hospital that night for their wounds to be stitched, but thankfully no one lost their life,” he said.

I wound up working for him for a few summers when we were in our early 20s.

From Ozy

To be sure, a majority of the 1,126 workers we looked at wound up in software and internet-focused industries, which include unsurprising names like Apple, Alphabet, and IBM.

From Quartz

Repair cells, for example, send out filopodia to detect chemical cues to navigate to wound sites.

Saved from the public gallows, Weeks was virtually exiled from the city, and wound up in Mississippi, where he raised a family.

But those strands of his identity are all wound around the conspiracy that led him back to Gambia for the first time in 23 years.

As the interview wound down, Bentivolio reflected on what may have motivated him to dress as Santa.

But others say a still-unidentified man likely fired the round that caused a lethal head wound.

The cop lay open-eyed with a grievous head wound as Johnson again checked for a pulse.

The grass had a delightful fragrance, like new-mown hay, and was neatly wound around the tunnel, like the inside of a bird's-nest.

Ripperda's equipage wound down a long and twisting defile between two precipitous rocks.

It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.

The Taube has been bothering us again, but wound up its manœuvres very decently by killing some fish for our dinner.

After this it wound along on ridges and in ravines till it reached the heart of a great pine forest, where stood a saw-mill.

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On this page you'll find 162 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wound, such as: bruise, cut, damage, grief, laceration, and lesion.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.