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verb [transitive] wound pronunciation in American English /wund/
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present tense
present participlewounding
past tensewounded
past participlewounded
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  1. 1
    if someone is wounded, they are injured by something that damages their skin or flesh, especially severely
    Two soldiers died and three others were wounded in the attack.
    fatally/mortally wounded (=wounded so badly that you die): The pistol went off and Martin was fatally wounded.
    seriously/severely wounded: George himself was severely wounded in the leg.
  2. 2
    to hurt someones feelings by doing or saying something unpleasant
    Her remark had deeply wounded him.
    A string of rejections had really wounded his pride.


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