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Injuries and wounds

injury

noun

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

loss

noun

used about a part of your body that you do not have any longer because of an accident, illness etc

wound

noun

an injury in which your skin or flesh is damaged, usually seriously. When a wound gets better it heals

fracture

noun

a break or crack in a bone

bruise

noun

a mark that you get on your body if you are hit or if you knock against something

bruising

noun

an area of bruises on your body

scrape

noun

a slight injury or mark caused by rubbing against a rough surface

concussion

noun

a head injury that makes someone feel ill or become unconscious for a short time

sprain

noun

a painful injury that you get when you suddenly stretch or turn a joint too much

stress fracture

noun

a small break in a bone caused by regularly putting heavy pressure on it

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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