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Webster 1913 Edition


Injure

In′jure

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Injured
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Injuring
.]
[L.
injuriari
, fr.
injuria
injury, perh. through F.
injurier
to insult, in OF. also, to injure; or perhaps fr. E.
injury
, or F.
injure
injury. See
Injury
.]
To do harm to; to impair the excellence and value of; to hurt; to damage;
used in a variety of senses; as:
(a)
To hurt or wound, as the person; to impair soundness, as of health.
(b)
To damage or lessen the value of, as goods or estate.
(c)
To slander, tarnish, or impair, as reputation or character.
(d)
To impair or diminish, as happiness or virtue.
(e)
To give pain to, as the sensibilities or the feelings; to grieve; to annoy.
(f)
To impair, as the intellect or mind.
Syn. – To damage; mar; spoil; harm; sully; wrong; maltreat; abuse; insult; affront; dishonor.

Webster 1828 Edition


Injure

IN'JURE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. injuria, injury.]
1.
To hurt or wound, as the person; to impair soundness, as of health.
2.
To damage or lessen the value of, as goods or estate.
3.
To slander, tarnish or impair, as reputation or character.
4.
To impair or diminish; to annoy; as happiness.
5.
To give pain to; to grieve; as sensibility or feelings.
7.
To hurt or weaken; as, to injure a good cause.
8.
To impair; to violate; as, to injure rights.
9.
To make worse; as, great rains injure the roads.
10. In general, to wrong the person, to damage the property, or to lessen the happiness of ourselves or others. A man injures his person by wounds, his estate by negligence or extravagance, and his happiness by vices. He injures his neighbor by violence to his person, by fraud, by calumny, and by non-fulfillment of his contracts.

Definition 2022


injure

injure

English

Verb

injure (third-person singular simple present injures, present participle injuring, simple past and past participle injured)

  1. (transitive) To wound or cause physical harm to a living creature.
  2. (transitive) To damage or impair.
  3. (transitive) To do injustice to.

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French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin injuria, iniūria.

Pronunciation

Noun

injure f (plural injures)

  1. offense, insult

References

injure” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


Latin

Adjective

injūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of injūrus