verb (used with object), in·jured, in·jur·ing.
- to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair: to injure one’s hand.
- to do wrong or injustice to.
- to wound or offend: to injure a friend’s feelings.
- to cause physical or mental harm or suffering to; hurt or wound
- to offend, esp by an injustice
mid-15c., “do an injustice to, dishonor,” probably a back-formation from injury, or else from Middle French injuriier, from Latin injurare. Injury also served as a verb (late 15c.). Related: Injured; injuring.