Injury vs. Wound

Injury vs. Wound — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Injury and Wound

Injurynoun

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.

Woundnoun

An injury to an organism, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.

Injurynoun

A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss

a leg injury.

Woundnoun

An injury to the feelings.

Injurynoun

(Law) Violation of the rights of another party for which legal redress is available.

Woundverb

To inflict wounds or a wound on.

Injurynoun

(Obsolete) An insult.

Woundverb

To inflict wounds or a wound

harsh criticism that wounds.

Injurynoun

Damage to the body of a human or animal.

The passenger sustained a severe injury in the car accident.

Woundverb

Past tense and past participle of wind2.

Injurynoun

The violation of a person's reputation, rights, property, or interests.

Slander is an injury to the character.

Woundverb

A past tense and a past participle of wind3.

Injurynoun

(archaic) Injustice.

Woundnoun

An injury, such as a cut, stab, or tear, to a (usually external) part of the body.

Injuryverb

(obsolete) To wrong, to injure.

Woundnoun

(figuratively) A hurt to a person's feelings, reputation, prospects, etc.

It took a long time to get over the wound of that insult.

Injurynoun

any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Woundnoun

An injury to a person by which the skin is divided or its continuity broken.

Injurynoun

an accident that results in physical damage or hurt

Woundverb

(transitive) To hurt or injure (someone) by cutting, piercing, or tearing the skin.

The police officer wounded the suspect during the fight that ensued.

Injurynoun

a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

Woundverb

(transitive) To hurt (a person's feelings).

The actor's pride was wounded when the leading role went to his rival.

Injurynoun

an act that injures someone

Woundverb

simple past tense and past participle of wind

Woundnoun

any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision

Woundnoun

a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

Woundnoun

a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride);

he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wounddeep in her breast lives the silent woundThe right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it

Woundnoun

the act of inflicting a wound

Woundverb

cause injuries or bodily harm to

Woundverb

hurt the feelings of;

She hurt me when she did not include me among her guestsThis remark really bruised me ego

Woundadjective

put in a coil