A back-formation from injury, from Anglo-Norman injurie, from Latin iniūria (“injustice; wrong; offense”), from in- (“not”) + iūs, iūris (“right, law”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.d͡ʒɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.dʒə/
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- Rhymes: -ɪndʒə(ɹ)
injure (third-person singular simple present injures, present participle injuring, simple past and past participle injured)
- (transitive) To wound or cause physical harm to a living creature.
- The rugby team's star player got injured in a violent collision.
- I injured my ankle playing tennis.
- (transitive) To damage or impair.
- (transitive) To do injustice to.
to wound or cause physical harm
to cause damage or impair
to do injustice to
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From Old French injurie, borrowed from Latin injuria, iniūria.
injure f (plural injures)
- “injure”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.