|imp. & p.||1.|
|1.||A hurt or injury caused by violence; specifically, a breach of the skin and flesh of an animal, or in the substance of any creature or living thing; a cut, stab, rent, or the like.|
|2.||Fig.: An injury, hurt, damage, detriment, or the like, to feeling, faculty, reputation, etc.|
|3.||(Criminal Law) An injury to the person by which the skin is divided, or its continuity broken; a lesion of the body, involving some solution of continuity.|
|1.||To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like.|
|2.||To hurt the feelings of; to pain by disrespect, ingratitude, or the like; to cause injury to.|
|Noun||1.||wound - any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision|
|2.||wound - a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat|
|3.||wound - a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride); "he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound"; "deep in her breast lives the silent wound"; "The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it"--Robert Frost|
|4.||wound - the act of inflicting a wound|
|Verb||1.||wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to|
|2.||wound - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"|
|Adj.||1.||wound - put in a coil|
WOUND, med. jur. This term, in legal medicine, comprehends all lesions of
the body, and in this it differs from the meaning of the word when used in
surgery. The latter only refers to a solution of continuity, while the
former comprises not only these, but also every other kind of accident, such
as bruises, contusions, fractures, dislocations, and the like. Cooper's
Surgical Dict. h.t.; Dunglison's Med. Dict. h.t.; vide Dictionnaire des
Sciences Medicales, mot Blessures 3 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 687-811.
2. Under the statute 9 Geo. IV. c. 21, sect. 12, it has been held in England, that to make a wound, in criminal cases, there must be "an injury to the person by which the skin is broken." 6 C. & P. 684; S. C. 19 Eng. C. L. Rep. 526. Vide Beck's Med. Jur. c. 15; Ryan's Med. Jur. Index, h.t.; Roscoe's Cr. Ev. 652; 19 Eng. Com. L. Rep. 425, 430, 526, 529; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 1 Moody's Cr. Cas. 278; 4 C. & P. 381; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 430; 4 C. & P. 446; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 466; 1 Moody's Cr. C. 318; 4 C. & P. 558; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 526; Carr. Cr. L. 239; Guy, Med. Jur. ch. 9, p. 446; Merl. Repert. mot Blessure.
3. When a person is found dead from wounds, it is proper to inquire whether they are the result of suicide, accident, or homicide. In making the examination, the greatest attention should be bestowed on all the circumstances. On this subject some general directions have been given under the article Death. The reader is referred to 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 68 to 93. As to, wounds on the living body, see Id. 188.