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[in-jer] /ˈɪn dʒər/

verb (used with object), injured, injuring.
to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair:
to injure one’s hand.
to do wrong or injustice to.
to wound or offend:
to injure a friend’s feelings.
verb (transitive)
to cause physical or mental harm or suffering to; hurt or wound
to offend, esp by an injustice

mid-15c., “do an injustice to, dishonor,” probably a back-formation from injury, or else from Middle French injuriier, from Latin injurare. Injury also served as a verb (late 15c.). Related: Injured; injuring.


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