injure

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in·jure

(in'jŭr),
To wound, hurt, or harm.

injure

(ĭn′jər)
tr.v. in·jured, in·juring, in·jures
1.
a. To cause physical harm to; hurt: The accident injured the passengers. The fall injured his knee.
b. To experience injury in (oneself or a body part): She injured her ankle climbing down the hill.
2.
a. To cause damage to; impair: The gossip injured his reputation.
b. To commit an injustice or offense against; wrong: people who were injured by the false accusations.
3. To cause distress to; wound: injured their feelings.

in′jur·er n.