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wound noun

ADJ. bad, deep, serious | flesh Despite the large amount of blood, it was only a flesh wound. | gaping, open | clean | face, head, leg, etc. | bullet, gunshot, knife, stab | entry, exit The exit wound made by the bullet was much larger than the entry wound. | old | war His old war wounds still ached in certain weathers.

VERB + WOUND inflict | receive, suffer | examine, probe | clean, dress

WOUND + VERB close | heal It was a clean wound, and it healed quickly.

WOUND + NOUN care, healing

PREP. ~ in He had deep wounds in his chest. | ~ to He died of gunshot wounds to the head.

wound verb

1 injure sb's body

ADV. badly, critically, gravely, grievously, seriously, severely | fatally, mortally She was fatally wounded in a car crash. | slightly

PREP. 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

ADV. deeply She was deeply wounded by his remarks.