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Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
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Etymology 1

Old English wund noun, wundian verb.

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Noun

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Singular
wound

Plural
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  1. An injury, such as a cut or tear, to a (usually external) part of the body.
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      I went below, and did what I could for my wound; it pained me a good deal, and still bled freely; but it was neither deep nor dangerous, nor did it greatly gall me when I used my arm.
  2. A hurt to a person's feelings.
    It took a long time to get over the wound of that insult.
  3. (criminal law) An injury to a person by which the skin is divided or its continuity broken.
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Verb

Infinitive
to wound

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wound (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To hurt or injure (someone) by cutting, piercing, or tearing the skin.
    The police officer was wounded during the fight that ensued.
  2. (transitive) To hurt (a person's feelings).
    The actor's pride was wounded when the leading role went to his rival.
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Etymology 2

Pronunciation

Verb

wound

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of wind.

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