wound-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: area of damaged, cut tissue on a living body

Commentary: WOUND[+form][+physical][+area][+damaged][+cut][+of_body][+living]

The soldier received a fatal wound on the battlefield.
The nurse changed the bandage on the patient's surgical wound.
The bullet caused only a flesh wound in his upper shoulder.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: a state of emotional hurt

Commentary: WOUND[+state][+personal][+emotional][+pain]
NOTE: refers to emotional state of a single individual

John is still licking his wounds after the verbal thrashing he got from Mary.
Sally said that seeing the film opened up some old wounds about her failed marriage.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: the act of injuring, cutting, a living body

Commentary: WOUND[+event][+act][+infliction][+of_injury][+to_body]

The pirate took a fatal wound from the rapier of the ship's captain.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: social discord or disharmony between groups

Commentary: WOUND[+state][+social][+discord][+between_groups]
NOTE: refers to discord among a group of individuals

The candidate's remarks have opened an old wound between factions of the party.
But can these old wounds ever heal after 20 years of civil conflict in that nation?

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3