verb in·jure \ˈin-jər\

: to harm or damage (someone or something)

in·juredin·jur·ing \ˈinj-riŋ, ˈin-jə-\

Full Definition of INJURE

transitive verb
a :  to do an injustice to :  wrong
b :  to harm, impair, or tarnish the standing of <injured his reputation>
c :  to give pain to <injure a person's pride>
a :  to inflict bodily hurt on
b :  to impair the soundness of <injured her health>
c :  to inflict material damage or loss on
in·jur·er \ˈin-jər-ər\ noun

Origin of INJURE

Middle English enjuren, from Anglo-French *enjurer, from Late Latin injuriare, from Latin injuria injury
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of INJURE

injure, harm, hurt, damage, impair, mar mean to affect injuriously. injure implies the inflicting of anything detrimental to one's looks, comfort, health, or success <badly injured in an accident>. harm often stresses the inflicting of pain, suffering, or loss <careful not to harm the animals>. hurt implies inflicting a wound to the body or to the feelings <hurt by their callous remarks>. damage suggests injury that lowers value or impairs usefulness <a table damaged in shipping>. impair suggests a making less complete or efficient by deterioration or diminution <years of smoking had impaired his health>. mar applies to injury that spoils perfection (as of a surface) or causes disfigurement <the text is marred by many typos>.

Rhymes with INJURE

INJURE Defined for Kids


verb in·jure \ˈin-jər\

Definition of INJURE for Kids

:  to cause pain or harm to <Two people were injured in the accident.> <The criticism injured my pride.>
Medical Dictionary


transitive verb in·jure \ˈin-jər\
in·juredin·jur·ing \ˈinj-(ə-)riŋ\

Medical Definition of INJURE

:  to inflict bodily hurt on
:  to impair the soundness of <injure your health>


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