HyperDic: harm

English > 4 senses of the word harm:
NOUNstateharm, injury, hurt, traumaany physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
eventharm, damage, impairmentthe occurrence of a change for the worse
actharm, damage, hurt, scathethe act of damaging something or someone
VERBbodyharmcause or do harm to
harm > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rm
Rhymesalarm ... underarm: 13 rhymes with aarm...
English > harm: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAny physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc..
Synonymsinjury, hurt, trauma
Narrowerbirth traumaPhysical injury to an infant during the birth process
blast traumaInjury caused the explosion of a bomb (especially in enclosed spaces)
bleeding, hemorrhage, haemorrhageThe flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
blunt traumaInjury incurred when the human body hits or is hit by a large outside object (as a car)
brain damageInjury to the brain that impairs its functions (especially permanently)
bruise, contusionAn injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
bumpA lump on the body caused by a blow / blow
burnAn injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
dislocationA displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
electric shocktrauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning)
fracture, breakbreaking of hard tissue such as bone
frostbite, cryopathyDestruction of tissue by freezing / freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
intravasationentry of foreign matter into a blood vessel
penetrating trauma, penetrating injuryInjury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body
pinchAn injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
rupturestate of being torn or burst open
sting, bite, insect biteA painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
strainInjury to a muscle (often caused by overuse)
wale, welt, weal, whealA raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow / blow of a whip)
whiplash, whiplash injuryAn injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
wound, lesionAn injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
wrench, twist, pullA sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
Broaderill health, unhealthiness, health problemA state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
Spanishcontusión, daño, herida, lesión, mal, trauma, traumatismo
Catalancontusió, dany, ferida, lesió, mal, trauma, traumatisme
English > harm: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe occurrence of a change for the worse.
Synonymsdamage, impairment
Narrowerdetriment, hurtA damage or loss
distortion, deformationA change for the worse
run, ladder, ravelA row of unravelled stitches
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Spanishdaño, deterioro, perjuicio
Catalandany, perjudici
Verbsharmcause or do harm to
English > harm: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of damaging something or someone.
Synonymsdamage, hurt, scathe
Narrowerburndamage inflicted by fire
defacement, disfigurement, disfiguration, mutilationThe act of damaging the appearance or surface / surface of something
deflorationAn act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something
impairmentdamage that results in a reduction of strength or quality
wound, woundingThe act of inflicting a wound
Broaderchange of integrityThe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
Spanishdaño, destrozo, mal, perjuicio
Catalandany, destrossa, mal, perjudici
Verbsharmcause or do harm to
English > harm: 4 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningCause or do harm to.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s to somebody
Example"These pills won't harm your system"
Narrowersickenmake sick or ill
Broaderinjure, woundCause injuries or bodily harm to
Spanishlastimar, perjudicar
Catalandanyar, fer mal, perjudicar
Nounsharmthe act of damaging something or someone
harmthe occurrence of a change for the worse

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