wounding


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wound 1

 (wo͞ond)
n.
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
v.tr.
To inflict wounds or a wound on.
v.intr.
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

 (wound)
v.
Past tense and past participle of wind2.

wound 3

 (wound)
v. Music
A past tense and a past participle of wind3.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wounding - the act of inflicting a wound
scathe, damage, harm, hurt - the act of damaging something or someone
Adj.1.wounding - causing physical or especially psychological injury; "a stabbing remark"; "wounding and false charges of disloyalty"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

wounding

Translations

wounding

[ˈwuːndɪŋ] ADJ [remark, tone] → hiriente

wounding

adj remark, toneverletzend

wounding

[ˈwuːndɪŋ] adj (blow, remark) → che lascia il segno
References in classic literature ?
Among these Hector was making great slaughter with his spear and furious driving, and was destroying the ranks that were opposed to him; still the Achaeans would have given no ground, had not Alexandrus husband of lovely Helen stayed the prowess of Machaon, shepherd of his people, by wounding him in the right shoulder with a triple-barbed arrow.
They were allowed to rest a moment, every little while; they got other rests by wounding each other, for then they could sit down while the doctor applied the lint and bandages.
So dreadfully frightened were they that they kept out of sight farther and farther; till at last our men followed them, and almost every day killing or wounding some of them, they kept up in the woods or hollow places so much, that it reduced them to the utmost misery for want of food; and many were afterwards found dead in the woods, without any hurt, absolutely starved to death.