Definition of “injured” - English Dictionary

“injured” in British English

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injuredadjective

uk /ˈɪn.dʒəd/ us /ˈɪn.dʒɚd/

B2 hurt or physically harmed:

She was told to stay in bed to rest her injured back.

If your feelings are injured, someone has offended or upset you:

It's nothing more than injured pride.

More examples

  • He's still conscious but he's fairly badly injured.
  • The injured soldier crawled to safety.
  • Several people were injured, two fatally.
  • The hunt for the injured climber continued throughout the night.
  • The air was abuzz with military helicopters, airlifting injured people and equipment.

injurednoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈɪn.dʒəd/ us /ˈɪn.dʒɚd/

(Definition of “injured” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“injured” in American English

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injuredadjective

us /ˈɪn·dʒərd/

physically harmed:

She was told to rest her injured back.

injuredplural noun

/ˈɪn·dʒərd/

people who are injured, considered as a group:

The injured were taken to several nearby hospitals.

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