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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Injury'

Injury Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    injury n
  1. any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc. [syn: hurt, harm, trauma]
  2. an accident that results in physical damage or hurt [syn: accidental injury}]
  3. a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat [syn: wound, combat injury]
  4. an act that injures someone
Injury Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Injury \In"ju*ry\, n.; pl. Injuries. [OE. injurie, L. injuria, fr. injurius injurious, wrongful, unjust; pref. in- not + jus, juris, right,law,justice: cf. F. injure. See Just, a.] Any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character. For he that doeth injury shall receve that he did evil. --Wyclif(Col. iii. 25). Many times we do injury to a cause by dwelling on trifling arguments. --I. Watts. Riot ascends above their loftiest towers, And injury and outrage. --Milton. Note: Injury in morals and jurisprudence is the intentional doing of wrong. --Fleming. Syn: Harm; hurt; damage; loss; impairment; detriment; wrong; evil; injustice.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Injury'

Trauma or injury refers to "a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident." can result in secondary complications such as circulatory shock, respiratory failure and death. Resuscitation of a trauma patient often involves multiple management procedures. Trauma is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 10% of all mortality, and is a serious public health problem with significant social and economic costs.

Trauma can be classified by the affected area of the body):

Trauma may also be classified by the affected demographic group (for example, trauma in the pregnant, pediatric, or geriatric patient). They may also be classified by the type of force applied to the body, such as blunt trauma versus penetrating trauma.

Blunt trauma is the leading cause of traumatic death in the United States. Blast injury is a complex cause of polytrauma. It commonly includes both blunt and penetrating trauma and may also be accompanied by a burn injury.

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'Injury' in famous quotation sentence

* Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. - Confucius

* Justice consists in doing no injury to men decency in giving them no offense. - Marcus Tullius Cicero De Officiis

* Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. - Marcus Aurelius

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Injury Sample Sentences in News

  • Injury roundup: Steven Jackson expected back Week 1
    Steven Jackson struggled in his first year with the Falcons. As he attemps to bounce back, he'll have to deal with a hamstring ailment. Find out what other injuries we're monitoring from around the NFL. Read more on this news related to 'Injury'
  • APNewsBreak: NCAA settles head injury lawsuit
    CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports, The Associated Press has learned. Read more on this news related to 'Injury'
  • Injury roundup: Kelvin Benjamin could miss a week
    The Panthers have high hopes for first-round pick Kelvin Benjamin, but the receiver is currently missing precious reps due to a bone bruise. Find out what other injuries we're monitoring from around the NFL. Read more on this news related to 'Injury'

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