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English definition of “wounded”


adjective uk   /ˈwuːn.dɪd/ us  

wounded adjective (UPSET)

offended or upset by what someone has said or done: a wounded expression wounded prideFeeling sad and unhappy

wounded adjective (INJURED)

injured, especially with a cut or hole in the skin: a wounded soldierInjuring and injuries


noun [plural] uk   /ˈwuːn.dɪd/ us  
the wounded people who are injured: Ambulances took the wounded to local hospitals.People who receive medical treatment
(Definition of wounded from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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