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English noun: injury

1. injury (state) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.


Synonymsharm, hurt, trauma


Broader (hypernym)health problem, ill health, unhealthiness


Narrower (hyponym)birth trauma, bite, blast trauma, bleeding, blunt trauma, brain damage, break, bruise, bump, burn, contusion, cryopathy, dislocation, electric shock, fracture, frostbite, haemorrhage, hemorrhage, insect bite, intravasation, lesion, penetrating injury, penetrating trauma, pinch, pull, rupture, sting, strain, twist, wale, weal, welt, wheal, whiplash, whiplash injury, wound, wrench

2. injury (event) an accident that results in physical damage or hurt


Synonymsaccidental injury


Broader (hypernym)accident


Narrower (hyponym)concussion, mutilation

3. injury (event) a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat


Synonymscombat injury, wound


Broader (hypernym)loss, personnel casualty


Narrower (hyponym)blighty wound, flesh wound


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

4. injury (act) an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct


Narrower (hyponym)disservice, ill service, ill turn, spoil, spoilage, spoiling

5. injury (act) wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct


Narrower (hyponym)damage, legal injury, wrong









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