January 24, 2015 – Word of the Day



The word "wound" is used when someone is hurt or suffers from an injury.

  • The doctors took care of the man’s wound.
  • The horse is suffering from a severe wound to his leg and has to be euthanized. (euthanize = humane killing)
  • If you don’t put a bandage on an open wound it might get infected.
  • The team is licking its wounds after losing a game against an old rival. (This is an expression. It means that a person or a group is recovering from defeat.)

This word is often used as a verb:

simplepastpast participle
  • The soldier was wounded in battle.
  • Several protestors were wounded by the police.
  • Hunters wounded a deer and then chased him through the forest.

The word "wounded" is an adjective:

  • The wounded soldier received a medal for his bravery during combat.
  • A wounded lion can be very dangerous.
  • The federal reserve helped to heal a wounded economy.

wounded soldier

 The wounded man was carried away

from the battle by a fellow solider.


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