Meaning of “flesh wound” in the English Dictionary

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"flesh wound" in English

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flesh woundnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfleʃ ˌwuːnd/ us /ˈfleʃ ˌwuːnd/

Examples from literature

  • His hip was dislocated and he suffered some painful flesh wounds. 
  • It is air, you know, that plays havoc with flesh wounds. 
  • It was a flesh wound and until it grew more painful he could still fight. 
  • It was only a flesh wound, it afterwards appeared. 
  • Luckily it was only a flesh wound, and not serious. 

(Definition of “flesh wound” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flesh wound" in American English

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flesh woundnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfleʃˌwund/

an injury only to the flesh and not to the bones or inner organs:

Fortunately it was only a flesh wound, and he was expected to recover completely.

(Definition of “flesh wound” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)