wound


wound
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noun
ADJECTIVE
deep, serious, severe
fatal

a fatal gunshot wound

minor
flesh

Despite the large amount of blood, it was only a flesh wound.

clean
gaping, open
surgical
bleeding, festering (often figurative), infected

The animal died from an infected wound.

face, head, leg, etc.
bullet, gunshot, knife, shrapnel, stab
multiple

He had suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest.

entry, exit

The exit wound made by the bullet was much larger than the entry wound.

puncture, slash

She suffered numerous slash and puncture wounds to her arms and upper body.

old
war

His old war wounds still ached in certain weathers.

self-inflicted (often figurative)

The President's self-inflicted wounds have called his credibility into question.

emotional, psychological
VERB + WOUND
inflict
receive, suffer, suffer from
examine, probe
bandage, clean, cleanse, cover, dress, treat
nurse
heal (often figurative)

They say that time heals all wounds.

WOUND + VERB
close
heal

It was a clean wound, and it healed quickly.

bleed
WOUND + NOUN
care, healing
PREPOSITION
wound in

He had deep wounds in his chest.

wound to

He died of gunshot wounds to the head.

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verb
1 injure sb's body
ADVERB
badly, critically, gravely, grievously, seriously, severely
fatally, mortally

She was fatally wounded in a car crash.

slightly
PREPOSITION
in

One reporter was wounded in the leg.

PHRASES
the walking wounded (= people who have been wounded, but not so badly that they cannot walk)
2 hurt sb's feelings
ADVERB
deeply

She was deeply wounded by his remarks.

emotionally
Wound is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ego, ↑pride

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
, (for example, a cut, stab, bruise, etc.), , , , (with some weapon or such agency) / , , , , , , , , , / (of the mind or feelings), , , , , , , , , ,


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  • wound — n Wound, trauma, traumatism, lesion, bruise, contusion are comparable when they mean an injury to one of the organs or parts of the body. Wound generally denotes an injury that is inflicted by a hard or sharp instrument (as a knife, a bullet, or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Wound — Wound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wounding}.] [AS. wundian. [root]140. See {Wound}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wound — wound1 [wo͞ond] n. [ME wunde < OE wund, akin to Ger wunde < IE * wen , var. of base * wā , to hit, wound > WEN1] 1. an injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc. 2. an injury to a plant… …   English World dictionary

  • Wound — (?; 277), n. [OE. wounde, wunde, AS. wund; akin to OFries. wunde, OS. wunda, D. wonde, OHG. wunta, G. wunde, Icel. und, and to AS., OS., & G. wund sore, wounded, OHG. wunt, Goth. wunds, and perhaps also to Goth. winnan to suffer, E. win.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wound — [n] injury anguish, bruise, cut, damage, distress, gash, grief, harm, heartbreak, hurt, insult, laceration, lesion, pain, pang, shock, slash, torment, torture, trauma; concept 309 wound [v1] cause bodily damage bruise, carve, clip*, contuse, cut …   New thesaurus

  • wound´ed|ly — wound|ed «WOON dihd», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. suffering from a wound or wounds: »Kay near him groaning like a wounded bull (Tennyson). 2. Figurative. deeply pained or grieved: »The quiet of my wounded conscience (Shakespeare). –n. the wounded,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wound|ed — «WOON dihd», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. suffering from a wound or wounds: »Kay near him groaning like a wounded bull (Tennyson). 2. Figurative. deeply pained or grieved: »The quiet of my wounded conscience (Shakespeare). –n. the wounded, those who …   Useful english dictionary

  • wound´i ly — wound|y «WOON dee», adjective. Especially British Dialect. very great; extreme; excessive. ╂[< (God s) wound(s), an oath, swounds + y1] –wound´i ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • wound|y — «WOON dee», adjective. Especially British Dialect. very great; extreme; excessive. ╂[< (God s) wound(s), an oath, swounds + y1] –wound´i ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wound — Wound, imp. & p. p. of {Wind} to twist, and {Wind} to sound by blowing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wound up — [ˌwaund ˈʌp] adj [not before noun] anxious, worried, or excited ▪ I was too wound up to sleep …   Dictionary of contemporary English