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in·jure

injure

 
 
pronunciation:
In jr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: injures, injuring, injured
definition: to harm; damage; wound.
He injured his leg in the car accident.
 
synonyms:
damage, hurt, wound
antonyms:
aid
similar words:
abuse, bruise, cripple, disable, harm, impair, lame, maim, mangle, punish, strain, weaken
derivation: injurer (n.)
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in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent, incognizant), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.
jud, jur, just Latin root that means justice, law; swear