from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A wound that penetrates the flesh but does not damage underlying bones or vital organs.
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- noun An
injurywhich piercesthe skinand causes bleeding, but which does not injure any bonesor vital organs, and does not carry a serious threatof death.
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- noun a wound that does not damage important internal organs or shatter any bones
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