How common is the word insult in the sense "[cause] bodily injury/trauma" in modern day English?
Is it chiefly medical speak, or has it spread into general print that even the layperson knows what it means?
: injury to the body or one of its parts; also : something that causes or has a potential for causing such insult : pollution and other environmental insults
: injury to the body or one of its parts : repeated acute vascular insults; any insult to the constitution of a patient suffering from active tuberculosis—Journal of the American Medical Association
n. NAm: Med: blessure; lésion (du corps)
v. NAm: Med: foods that insult the body, nourriture qui nuit à la santé (lit. foods that ruin health)
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Source: Harrap's New Shorter French and English Dictionary, Ed. 1985
In medical and scientific jargon, often means "something that disturbs normal functions; a trauma"
Source: Garner's Modern American Usage, Third Edition - Oxford University Press (2009)