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.

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

  2. injureverb

    To damage or impair.

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

  3. injureverb

    To do injustice to.

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

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. Christopher Hart:

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Sara Chana Silverstein:

    But if you gave it to a child 3 times a day at a low dose, personally I do not believe it could injure a child in anyway whatsoever.

  4. Jonathan Caspi:

    The difference may be how severe the physical violence gets. Boys tend to do more damage, particularly when older, it was also assumed that girls relied more on relational aggression( e.g., strategies to socially humiliate, isolating, injure reputation) than boys. However, there is evidence that brothers use this approach about the same too.

  5. 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.

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