injury - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    physical damage done to a person or a part of their body

    an eye/leg injury

    suffer/sustain an injury (=be injured):

    She has recovered from injuries sustained in the accident.

    escape/avoid injury:

    All the passengers in the vehicle escaped injury.

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  2. 2
    legal harm done to your reputation, career, or feelings by someone or something
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