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Definition of "injure" []

  • To cause physical harm to; hurt. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause damage to; impair. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause distress to; wound: injured their feelings. (verb-transitive)
  • To commit an injustice or offense against; wrong. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause physical or mental harm or suffering to; hurt or wound (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To offend, esp by an injustice (verb)

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Use "injure" in a sentence
  • "Anyone out to injure is probably going to know enough to make those things all stabby anyway."
  • "That may actually in the long term injure more people then the Toyota that speed ahead."
  • "And high levels of cortisol over the long term injure the hippocampus, leading to impaired memory,5 dementia, and depression.6 Sonia Lupien from McGill University has also shown how stress shrinks the memory center and has damaging effects on our brain function and cognition.7;8"