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noun [countable]     wound pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    an injury in which your skin or flesh is damaged, usually seriously. When a wound gets better it heals

    He suffered serious wounds to his back and stomach.

    a head/chest/leg wound:

    There was blood pouring down his face from a head wound.

  2. 2
    emotional damage caused by something bad that happens

    The party had never healed the wounds left by the crisis.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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