Advertisement

injury (n.)

late 14c., "harm, damage, loss; a specific injury," from Anglo-French injurie "wrongful action" (Old French injure, 13c.), from Latin iniuria "wrong, an injustice, insult, unlawful violence, assault, damage, harm," noun use of fem. of iniurius "wrongful, unjust, unlawful," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + ius (genitive iuris) "right, law" (see jurist).

Others Are Reading

Advertisement
Definitions of injury from WordNet

injury (n.)
any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.;
Synonyms: hurt / harm / trauma
injury (n.)
an accident that results in physical damage or hurt;
Synonyms: accidental injury
injury (n.)
a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat;
Synonyms: wound / combat injury
injury (n.)
an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage;
injury (n.)
wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted;
From wordnet.princeton.edu