What does injure mean?
Definitions for injure
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cause injuries or bodily harm to
hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spiteverb
hurt the feelings of
"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
cause damage or affect negatively
"Our business was hurt by the new competition"
To wound or cause physical harm to a living creature.
To damage or impair.
To do injustice to.
Etymology: From injury, from injurie, from iniuria, from in- + ius.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: injurier, French; injuria, Lat.
They injure by chance in a crowd, and without a design; then hate always whom they have once injured. William Temple.
Forgiveness to the injur'd does belong;
But they ne'er pardon who commit the wrong. Dryden.
Lest heat should injure us, his timely care
Hath unbesought provided. John Milton.
Major trauma is any injury that has the potential to cause prolonged disability or death. There are many causes of major trauma, blunt and penetrating, including falls, motor vehicle collisions, stabbing wounds, and gunshot wounds. Depending on the severity of injury, quickness of management, and transportation to an appropriate medical facility (called a trauma center) may be necessary to prevent loss of life or limb. The initial assessment is critical, and involves a physical evaluation and also may include the use of imaging tools to determine the types of injuries accurately and to formulate a course of treatment.In 2002, unintentional and intentional injuries were the fifth and seventh leading causes of deaths worldwide, accounting for 6.23% and 2.84% of all deaths. For research purposes the definition often is based on an injury severity score (ISS) of greater than 15.
to do harm to; to impair the excellence and value of; to hurt; to damage; -- used in a variety of senses; as: (a) To hurt or wound, as the person; to impair soundness, as of health. (b) To damage or lessen the value of, as goods or estate. (c) To slander, tarnish, or impair, as reputation or character. (d) To impair or diminish, as happiness or virtue. (e) To give pain to, as the sensibilities or the feelings; to grieve; to annoy. (f) To impair, as the intellect or mind
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in′jōōr, v.t. to wrong, harm: to damage: to annoy.—n. In′jurer, one who injures.—adj. Inju′rious, tending to injure: unjust: wrongful: mischievous: damaging reputation.—adv. Inju′riously.—ns. Inju′riousness; In′jury, that which injures: wrong: mischief: annoyance: (Pr. Bk.) insult, offence. [Fr. injurier—L. injuriāri—injuria, injury—in, not, jus, juris, law.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'injure' in Verbs Frequency: #624
The numerical value of injure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of injure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of injure in a Sentence
Look, how'd you feel if you saw crowds storm and break down the doors of the British Parliament, kill five cops, injure 145… or the German Bundestag, or the Italian parliament, i think you'd wonder. Well, that's what the rest of the world saw. It's not who we are. And now we're proving under pressure that we are not that country. We're united.
If a man says that it is right to give every one his due, and therefore thinks within his own mind that injury is due from a just man to his enemies but kindness to his friends, he was not wise who said so, for he spoke not the truth, for in no case has it appeared to be just to injure any one.*
The three fundamental Rules of Robotics...One: a robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm...Two:..a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law...Three: a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First and Second Laws.
When she's here with me I have to find her food, make sure she doesn't injure herself with rocks.
Americans have a longstanding affinity with railroads and railroad tracks, but train tracks are private property and are dangerous places where trains kill and injure hundreds of people every year.
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- ferirCatalan, Valencian
- loukata, epäoikeudenmukainen, haavoittaa, vahingoittaaFinnish
- déan díobháil, díobháilIrish
- birîndar kirinKurdish
- skade, såreNorwegian
- ferir, machucarPortuguese
- повредить, ранитьRussian
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