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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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If the insults hurled in social media could kill, there would be fewer people on this planet by now.
According to case files, a 28-year-old Emirati went to Rashidiya Police Station last November to report the incident after a fellow Emirati insulted him on private chat through Snapchat.
In Thailand the law states that whoever defames, insults or threatens the monarch or his family or regent shall be punished with imprisonment for up to 15 years.
Other older insults, of variable force, include "moke", "idiot", from the common dialectal word for a donkey or horse; "ratbag", usually gendered, from "rat" and "bag", "woman"; "swiper", "drunk", from "swipes", a late 18th-century term for the weak beer served by the purser to a ship's crew (ultimately from the dialectal "to swipe", "to drink hastily and greedily").
Russian football commentator Vasily Utkin has insulted FIFA referee Ravshan Irmatov on his Twitter page.
Instead, he accuses opposition political parties of throwing insults at those in leadership, telling them that it is not the best way to seek good governance in a democratic country like Liberia.
When pressed for clarification, he said news media could elaborate but not 'repeat the offending content or attack or insult the King'.
"I think when a person insults another, you can expect a response," Mourinho said.
(2) The main aim of NIC is to avoid secondary brain insults, for example, high intracranial pressure (ICP), hypotension, low cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP), hypoxemia, hypercapnia, hyperglycemia, seizures, and fever.
Addressing the deputies, Bozday- said: "I don't think you could read these [alleged insults against Erdoy-an] without blushing [due to embarrassment].
"I am unable to read the shameful insults made against our president.
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