Surgically: Breach in continuity of skin or mucus membrane.
Legally: Any lesion, external or internal, caused by violence,with or without breach in continuity of tissue.Injury
Legally: As per sect.44 IPC, any harm whatever illegally causedto any person, in respect of body, mind, reputation or property.
Injury which is associated with loss of tissue is called wound. Allwounds are injuries but all injuries are not wounds.Trauma
An insult either physical or mental affecting one’s state of well being.Assault
Whoever makes any gesture, or any preparation intending or knowing it to be likely that such gesture or preparation willcause any person present to apprehend that he who makes thatgesture or preparation is about to use criminal force to that person, is said to commit an assault.Battery
Execution of assault is battery. Wounding will constitute batterywhich includes even mere touch by a finger.HurtAs per sect.319 IPC,
Whoever causes bodily pain, disease or infirmity to any person issaid to cause hurt.Simple hurt
Those which do not come under the category of grievous hurt &are simple in nature & heal rapidly without leaving any permanent deformity or disfiguration.Grievoushurt (8clauses)As per sect.320 IPC,
1)Emasculation: It means loss of masculine power by-castration-cutting of penis-injury to testis-injury to spinal cord at the level of L2to L4 vertebra.2) Permanent privation of sight of either eye.3) Permanent privation of hearing of either ear.4)Privation of any member or jointMember: Any organ or limb of subject responsible for performing distinct function.e.g.eyes,ears,nose etc5) Destruction or permanent impairment of power of any member or joint.6) Permanent disfigurement of head or face.Disfigurement: Change in configuration or personal appearance