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noun 
  1. A rapidly spreading fire, often occurring in wildland areas, that is out of control.
  2. (historical) Greek fire, Byzantine fire.
  3. A spreading disease of the skin, particularly erysipelas.
  4. (figurative) Something that acts quickly and uncontrollably.
     
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noun 
  1. An injury, such as a cut or tear, to a (usually external) part of the body.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • :I went below, and did what I could for my ; it pained me a good deal, and still bled freely; but it was neither deep nor dangerous, nor did it greatly gall me when I used my arm.
      1. A hurt to a person's feelings.
      It took a long time to get over the of that insult.
      1. (criminal law) An injury to a person by which the skin is divided or its continuity broken.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To hurt or injure (someone) by cutting, piercing, or tearing the skin.
The police officer was wounded during the fight that ensued.
  1. (transitive) To hurt (a person's feelings).
The actor's pride was wounded when the leading role went to his rival.
     

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