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in·sult

(in'sŭlt),
An injury, attack, or trauma.
[LL. insultus, fr L. insulto, to spring on]

insult

(ĭn-sŭlt′)
v. in·sulted, in·sulting, in·sults
n. (ĭn′sŭlt′)
a. Medicine A bodily injury, irritation, or trauma.
b. Something that causes injury, irritation, or trauma: "the middle of the Bronx, buffeted and poisoned by the worst environmental insults that urban America can dish out" (William K. Stevens).

in·sult′er n.
in·sult′ing·ly adv.

insult

Medtalk noun Any stressful stimulus which, under normal circumstances, does not affect the host organism, but which may result in morbidity, when it occurs in a background of preexisting compromising conditions

in·sult

(in'sŭlt)
An injury, attack, or trauma.
[LL. insultus, fr L. insulto, to spring on]

insult

Any injury, trauma, poisoning or irritation to the body.
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To learn the fund which they paid their savings into for years on end is being wound up, to face the lengthy wait they are certain to endure, and then to discover some of the company's chiefs are walking away with massive payouts is just adding insult to injury.
Adding insult to injury, the credit starts being phased out at $40,000 and is completely gone at $50,000 of ACI ($80,000 to $100,000 on a joint return).
Now, adding insult to injury, researchers report that E.
Now that hospital is adding insult to injury, quite literally, by claiming that they "did everything we needed to do" and refusing to offer any kind of apology.
Adding insult to injury, the court settled the conflict at the original value of BRGM's almost 25% shareholding.