Definitions for: Injure


[v] cause injuries or bodily harm to
[v] cause damage or affect negatively; "Our business was hurt by the new competition"
[v] hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"



Webster (1913) Definition: In"jure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Injured; p. pr. & vb. n.
Injuring.] [L. injuriari, fr. injuria injury, perh. through
F. injurier to insult, in OF. also, to injure; or perhaps fr.
E. injury, or F. injure injury. See Injury.]
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.

When have I injured thee? when done thee wrong?
--Shak.

Syn: To damage; mar; spoil; harm; sully; wrong; maltreat;
abuse; insult; affront; dishonor.

Synonyms: bruise, hurt, hurt, offend, spite, wound, wound

See Also: abase, abrade, affront, arouse, bruise, calk, chagrin, concuss, contuse, damage, disable, elicit, enkindle, evoke, excruciate, fire, graze, handicap, harm, hit, humble, humiliate, hurt, incapacitate, insult, invalid, kindle, knife, lacerate, maim, mortify, overstretch, pip, provoke, pull, raise, rick, run down, run over, saber, sabre, scrape, shock, shoot, skin, sprain, stab, sting, stub, subluxate, torment, torture, trample, traumatise, traumatize, turn, twist, wrench, wrick

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