Definition of injured adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪndʒəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪndʒərd//
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  1. 1  physically hurt; having an injury an injured leg Luckily, she isn't injured. Carter is playing in place of the injured O'Reilly. opposite uninjured See related entries: Injuries
  2. 2the injured noun [plural] the people injured in an accident, a battle, etc. Ambulances took the injured to a nearby hospital. More Like This Plural adjectival nouns the blind, the deaf, the destitute, the dead, the dying, the elderly, the faithful, the homeless, the injured, the insane, the jobless, the middle aged, the old, the poor, the rich, the sick, the squeamish, the wealthy, the wicked, the wounded, the youngSee worksheet.
  3. 3  (of a person or their feelings) upset or offended because something unfair has been done an injured look/tone injured pride
  4. Extra examples Several people were seriously injured. a slightly injured arm her badly injured ankle Carter is playing in place of the injured O’Reilly. His injured leg prevented him from walking. Luckily, she isn’t injured. The injured man was struggling to stand.
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