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 for wound
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wind \Wind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wound (wound) (rarely
     Winded); p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.] [OE. winden, AS.
     windan; akin to OS. windan, D. & G. winden, OHG. wintan,
     Icel. & Sw. vinda, Dan. vinde, Goth. windan (in comp.). Cf.
     Wander, Wend.]
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     1. To turn completely, or with repeated turns; especially, to
        turn about something fixed; to cause to form convolutions
        about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe;
        as, to wind thread on a spool or into a ball.
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              Whether to wind
              The woodbine round this arbor.        --Milton.
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     2. To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
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              Sleep, and I will wind thee in arms.  --Shak.
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     3. To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's
        pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to
        govern. "To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus." --Shak.
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              In his terms so he would him wind.    --Chaucer.
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              Gifts blind the wise, and bribes do please
              And wind all other witnesses.         --Herrick.
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              Were our legislature vested in the prince, he might
              wind and turn our constitution at his pleasure.
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     4. To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
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              You have contrived . . . to wind
              Yourself into a power tyrannical.     --Shak.
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              Little arts and dexterities they have to wind in
              such things into discourse.           --Gov. of
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     5. To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to
        wind a rope with twine.
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     To wind off, to unwind; to uncoil.
     To wind out, to extricate. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
     To wind up.
        (a) To coil into a ball or small compass, as a skein of
            thread; to coil completely.
        (b) To bring to a conclusion or settlement; as, to wind up
            one's affairs; to wind up an argument.
        (c) To put in a state of renewed or continued motion, as a
            clock, a watch, etc., by winding the spring, or that
            which carries the weight; hence, to prepare for
            continued movement or action; to put in order anew.
            "Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years."
            --Dryden. "Thus they wound up his temper to a pitch."
        (d) To tighten (the strings) of a musical instrument, so
            as to tune it. "Wind up the slackened strings of thy
            lute." --Waller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wind \Wind\, v. t. [From Wind, moving air, but confused in
     sense and in conjugation with wind to turn.] [imp. & p. p.
     Wound (wound), R. Winded; p. pr. & vb. n. Winding.]
     To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged
     and mutually involved notes. "Hunters who wound their horns."
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           Ye vigorous swains, while youth ferments your blood, .
           . .
           Wind the shrill horn.                    --Pope.
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           That blast was winded by the king.       --Sir W.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wound \Wound\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wounded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Wounding.] [AS. wundian. [root]140. See Wound, n.]
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     1. To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of
        parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like.
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              The archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the
              archers.                              --1 Sam. xxxi.
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     2. To hurt the feelings of; to pain by disrespect,
        ingratitude, or the like; to cause injury to.
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              When ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their
              weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. --1 Cor.
                                                    viii. 12.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wound \Wound\,
     imp. & p. p. of Wind to twist, and Wind to sound by
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wound \Wound\ (?; 277), n. [OE. wounde, wunde, AS. wund; akin to
     OFries. wunde, OS. wunda, D. wonde, OHG. wunta, G. wunde,
     Icel. und, and to AS., OS., & G. wund sore, wounded, OHG.
     wunt, Goth. wunds, and perhaps also to Goth. winnan to
     suffer, E. win. [root]140. Cf. Zounds.]
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     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. --Chaucer.
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              Showers of blood
              Rained from the wounds of slaughtered Englishmen.
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     2. Fig.: An injury, hurt, damage, detriment, or the like, to
        feeling, faculty, reputation, etc.
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     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.
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     Note: Walker condemns the pronunciation woond as a
           "capricious novelty." It is certainly opposed to an
           important principle of our language, namely, that the
           Old English long sound written ou, and pronounced like
           French ou or modern English oo, has regularly changed,
           when accented, into the diphthongal sound usually
           written with the same letters ou in modern English, as
           in ground, hound, round, sound. The use of ou in Old
           English to represent the sound of modern English oo was
           borrowed from the French, and replaced the older and
           Anglo-Saxon spelling with u. It makes no difference
           whether the word was taken from the French or not,
           provided it is old enough in English to have suffered
           this change to what is now the common sound of ou; but
           words taken from the French at a later time, or
           influenced by French, may have the French sound.
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     Wound gall (Zool.), an elongated swollen or tuberous gall
        on the branches of the grapevine, caused by a small
        reddish brown weevil ({Ampeloglypter sesostris) whose
        larvae inhabit the galls.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  coiled \coiled\ (koild), adj.
     curled or wound especially in concentric rings or spirals;
     as, a coiled snake ready to strike; the rope lay coiled on
     the deck. Opposite of uncoiled.
     Note: [Narrower terms: coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling,
           volute, voluted, whorled; convolute rolled
           longitudinally upon itself;{curled, curled up};
           involute closely coiled so that the axis is
           obscured); looped, whorled; twined, twisted;
           convoluted; involute, rolled esp of petals or leaves
           in bud: having margins rolled inward); wound]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: put in a coil
      n 1: an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving
           a cut or break in the skin) [syn: wound, lesion]
      2: a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat [syn:
         wound, injury, combat injury]
      3: 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: the act of inflicting a wound [syn: wound, wounding]
      v 1: cause injuries or bodily harm to [syn: injure, wound]
      2: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include
         me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
         [syn: hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  232 Moby Thesaurus words for "wound":
     abrade, abrasion, abscess, abuse, ache, aching, afflict, affront,
     aggrieve, agonize, ail, anguish, aposteme, barb the dart, bark,
     bed sore, befoul, bewitch, bite, blain, bleb, blemish, blight,
     blister, bloody, blow, boil, break, bruise, bubo, bulla, bunion,
     burn, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, chafe, chancre, chancroid,
     check, chilblain, chip, claw, cold sore, concussion, condemn,
     convulse, corrupt, crack, crackle, cramp, craze, crucify, curse,
     cut, cut up, damage, defile, deprave, despoil, destroy,
     disadvantage, disserve, distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill,
     do wrong, do wrong by, dolor, doom, envenom, eschar, excruciate,
     felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, flash burn,
     fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, furuncle, furunculus, gall, gash,
     gathering, get into trouble, give offense, give pain, give umbrage,
     gnaw, grate, grief, grieve, grind, gripe, gumboil, harass, harm,
     harrow, hemorrhoids, hex, hurt, hurt the feelings, impair, incise,
     incision, infect, inflame, inflict pain, injure, injury, irritate,
     jinx, kibe, kill by inches, lacerate, laceration, lesion, maim,
     make mincemeat of, maltreat, martyr, martyrize, maul, menace,
     mistreat, molest, mortal wound, mutilate, mutilation, nasty blow,
     nip, offend, outrage, pain, pang, papula, papule, paronychia,
     parulis, passion, persecute, petechia, pierce, piles, pimple,
     pinch, play havoc with, play hob with, pock, poison, pollute,
     polyp, prejudice, prick, prolong the agony, puncture, pustule,
     put to torture, rack, rankle, rasp, rend, rent, rip, rising, rub,
     run, rupture, savage, scab, scald, scathe, scorch, scotch, scrape,
     scratch, scuff, second-degree burn, shock, skin, slash, slit,
     soft chancre, sore, sore spot, spasm, sprain, stab, stab wound,
     stick, stigma, sting, strain, stress, stress of life, stroke, sty,
     suffering, suppuration, swelling, taint, tear, tender spot,
     third-degree burn, threaten, throes, torment, torture, trauma,
     traumatize, tubercle, tweak, twist, twist the knife, ulcer,
     ulceration, violate, wale, welt, wheal, whelk, whitlow,
     wounds immedicable, wreak havoc on, wrench, wring, wrong

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 

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