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wound 1

1. An injury to an organism, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.
2. An injury to the feelings.
v. wound·ed, wound·ing, wounds
To inflict wounds or a wound on.
To inflict wounds or a wound: harsh criticism that wounds.

[Middle English, from Old English wund; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

wound′ed·ly adv.
wound′ing·ly adv.

wound 2

Past tense and past participle of wind2.

wound 3

v. Music
A past tense and a past participle of wind3.


1. in a wounded manner
2. in an extreme or excessive manner
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When he made love to her that night, woundedly, Guillermo held her with both arms wrapped around her waist the entire time, as if afraid that if he let go, she would slip away, her husband's hold so different from the light belly touch of the pale doctor, which is what Carolina had been thinking about as she nursed her child in the nude, no longer fearing it a curse, and later, as she gave in to Guillermo's anguished embrace.
This volume has the usual scholarly apparatus--lists of substantial emendations, of accidentals, word-divisions, and so forth--and useful explanatory notes and appendices on such matters as Fitzgerald's alternative titles, the dust-jacket, and his woundedly defiant introduction to the Modern Library reprint.