Sprain



verb (used with object)
1.
to overstrain or wrench (the ligaments of an ankle, wrist, or other joint) so as to injure without fracture or dislocation.
noun
2.
a violent straining or wrenching of the parts around a joint, without dislocation.
3.
the condition of being sprained.
verb
1.
(transitive) to injure (a joint) by a sudden twisting or wrenching of its ligaments
noun
2.
the resulting injury to such a joint, characterized by swelling and temporary disability

sprain (sprān)
n.
An injury to a ligament when the joint is carried through a range of motion greater than its normal range without dislocation or fracture. v. sprained, sprain·ing, sprains
To cause a sprain to a joint or ligament.

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