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:
- 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.
The wounded man was carried away
from the battle by a fellow solider.
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