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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Injure  \In"jure\,  v.  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. 
 
  When  have  I  injured  thee?  when  done  thee  wrong? 
  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  damage;  mar;  spoil;  harm;  sully;  wrong  maltreat; 
  abuse;  insult;  affront;  dishonor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  injure 
  v  1:  cause  injuries  or  bodily  harm  to  [syn:  {wound}] 
  2:  hurt  the  feelings  of  "She  hurt  me  when  she  did  not  include 
  me  among  her  guests"  [syn:  {hurt},  {wound},  {offend},  {spite}] 
  3:  cause  damage  or  affect  negatively;  "Our  business  was  hurt  by 
  the  new  competition"  [syn:  {hurt}] 




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