What does injure mean?

Definitions for injure
ˈɪn dʒərin·jure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. injure, woundverb

    cause injuries or bodily harm to

  2. 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"

  3. hurt, injureverb

    cause damage or affect negatively

    "Our business was hurt by the new competition"

Wiktionary

  1. injureverb

    To wound or cause physical harm to a living creature.

  2. injureverb

    To damage or impair.

  3. injureverb

    To do injustice to.

  4. Etymology: From injury, from injurie, from iniuria, from in- + ius.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Injureverb

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. injure

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. injure

    To injure is to cause physical harm or damage to someone or something, resulting in pain, debility, or functional impairment. This could be due to an accident, a deliberate act, or a natural disaster. It also refers to hurting or causing distress to someone emotionally or mentally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Injureverb

    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

  1. Injure

    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. injuriāriinjuria, injury—in, not, jus, juris, law.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'injure' in Verbs Frequency: #624

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of injure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of injure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of injure in a Sentence

  1. Stuart London:

    He used a takedown technique he was taught in the academy, he said he never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Mr. Garner.

  2. Buddhist:

    If you injure a harmless person, the evil will fall back upon you, like light dust thrown up against the wind.

  3. Isaac Asimov:

    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 or Second Laws.

  4. Bharavi:

    The noble-minded dedicate themselves to the promotion of the happiness of others?even of those who injure them. True happiness consists in making happy.

  5. Nikola Jokic:

    I wanted to change the rhythm of the game, I wanted to give us some energy, i tried to make a hard foul. Did I hit Cameron Payne ? I didn't know. I say sorry if I did because I didn't want to injure Cameron Payne or hit Cameron Payne in the head on purpose.

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