One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he had a large wound in his chest’
injury, lesion, cut, gash, laceration, tear, rent, puncture, slash
sore, graze, scratch, scrape, abrasion
2‘the wounds inflicted by the media will take a long time to heal’
insult, blow, slight, offence, affront
hurt, harm, damage, injury, pain, pang, ache, distress, grief, trauma, anguish, torment, torture
1‘he was critically wounded in the battle and nearly died’
injure, hurt, damage, harm, maim, mutilate, disable, incapacitate, scar
lacerate, cut, cut to ribbons, graze, scratch, gash, tear, tear apart, hack, rip, puncture, pierce, stab, slash
informal zap, plug, blast
2‘she could see that her words had wounded him’
hurt, hurt the feelings of, scar, damage, harm, injure, insult, slight, offend, give offence to, affront, distress, disturb, upset, make miserable, trouble, discomfort
grieve, sadden, mortify, anguish, pain, sting, cut to the quick, shock, traumatize, cause suffering to, torment, torture, crucify, tear to pieces, gnaw at
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