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Definition of "injury" []

  • Damage or harm done to or suffered by a person or thing: escaped from the accident without injury; a scandal that did considerable injury to the campaign. (noun)
  • A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss: a leg injury. (noun)
  • Law Violation of the rights of another party for which legal redress is available. See Synonyms at injustice. (noun)
  • Obsolete An insult. (noun)
  • Physical damage or hurt (noun)

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.

  • A specific instance of this (noun)
  • Harm done to a reputation (noun)
  • A violation or infringement of another person's rights that causes him harm and is actionable at law (noun)

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Use "injury" in a sentence
  • "• Midfielder ruled out after picking up calf injury• Groin injury means Keith Andrews will miss trip"
  • "CSN's Chris Miller, who reported the amount of the fine, says he was told that the groin injury is real and that Arenas could have returned to the court had this been the regular season."
  • "Howard's brain injury is itself the unaddressed rift he works so hard to conceal, and as the book progresses, this is the fissure he's forced increasingly to confront."