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1    cut, damage, gash, harm, hurt, injury, laceration, lesion, slash, trauma     (Pathology)  
2    anguish, distress, grief, heartbreak, injury, insult, offence, pain, pang, sense of loss, shock, slight, torment, torture, trauma  
3    cut, damage, gash, harm, hit, hurt, injure, irritate, lacerate, pierce, slash, wing  
4    annoy, cut (someone) to the quick, distress, grieve, hurt, hurt the feelings of, mortify, offend, pain, shock, sting, traumatize  
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  (VERB FORM OF `WIND')   Wound is the past tense and past participle of wind 2.  

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wound          [2]     ( wounds    plural & 3rd person present)   ( wounding    present participle)   ( wounded    past tense & past participle  )   (INJURY)  
1       n-count   A wound    is damage to part of your body, especially a cut or a hole in your flesh, which is caused by a gun, knife, or other weapon.      
The wound is healing nicely..., Six soldiers are reported to have died from their wounds.     
2       verb   If a weapon or something sharp wounds you, it damages your body.  
A bomb exploded in a hotel, killing six people and wounding another five...      V n  
The two wounded men were taken to a nearby hospital.      V-ed  
      The wounded are people who are wounded., n-plural  
Hospitals said they could not cope with the wounded...     
3       n-count   A wound    is a lasting bad effect on someone's mind or feelings caused by a very upsetting experience.      
LITERARY   She has been so deeply hurt it may take forever for the wounds to heal.     
4       verb   If you are wounded by what someone says or does, your feelings are deeply hurt.   (=hurt)  
He was deeply wounded by the treachery of close aides...      be V-ed  
    to rub salt into the wound  

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