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English adjective: wound

1. wound put in a coil


Similarcoiled


Antonymsuncoiled, straight


English noun: wound

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


Synonymslesion


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


Synonymswounding


Broader (hypernym)damage, harm, hurt, scathe


English verb: wound

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


Synonymsinjure


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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