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Injuries and wounds - thesaurus

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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

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bite

noun

a mark or injury where an animal or insect has bitten you

compound fracture

noun

a broken bone that cuts through the surface of the skin

grievous bodily harm

noun

very serious injuries caused by a violent attack on someone

lesion

noun

a damaged part of an organ, such as the brain or the lungs

perforation

noun

medical a small hole or cut in an organ or tube inside your body, caused by illness or injury

rupture

noun

an injury in which one of the organs in your body sticks out through the muscle surrounding it

self-harm

noun

physical harm that someone with emotional problems deliberately does to their own body, for example by cutting their skin

trauma

noun

medical a serious injury

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