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tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
a. To cause physical harm to; hurt: The accident injured the passengers. The fall injured his knee.
b. To experience injury in (oneself or a body part): She injured her ankle climbing down the hill.
a. To cause damage to; impair: The gossip injured his reputation.
b. To commit an injustice or offense against; wrong: people who were injured by the false accusations.
3. To cause distress to; wound: injured their feelings.
[Middle English injuren, to wrong, dishonor, from Old French injurier, from Latin iniūriārī, from iniūria, a wrong; see injury.]
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