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English adjective: wound

1. wound put in a coil


Antonymsuncoiled, straight

English noun: wound

1. wound (state) an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)


Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma

Narrower (hyponym)abrasion, bite, cut, excoriation, gash, laceration, raw wound, scrape, scratch, slash, slice, stigmata

2. wound (event) a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

Synonymscombat injury, injury

Broader (hypernym)loss, personnel casualty

Narrower (hyponym)blighty wound, flesh wound

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

3. wound (feeling) a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride)

SamplesHe feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound.
Deep in her breast lives the silent 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.

Broader (hypernym)distress, hurt, suffering

4. wound (act) the act of inflicting a wound


Broader (hypernym)damage, harm, hurt, scathe

English verb: wound

1. wound (body) cause injuries or bodily harm to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hurt

Narrower (hyponym)break, bruise, calk, concuss, contuse, disable, excruciate, fracture, graze, handicap, harm, hit, incapacitate, invalid, knife, maim, overstretch, pip, pull, rick, run down, run over, scrape, shock, shoot, skin, sprain, stab, subluxate, torment, torture, trample, traumatise, traumatize, turn, twist, wrench, wrick

2. wound (emotion) hurt the feelings of

SamplesShe hurt me when she did not include me among her guests.
This remark really bruised my ego.

ExamplesSam cannot wound Sue

Synonymsbruise, hurt, injure, offend, spite

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Narrower (hyponym)abase, affront, chagrin, diss, humble, humiliate, insult, lacerate, mortify, sting

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