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1sprain

noun \ˈsprān\

Definition of SPRAIN

1
:  a sudden or violent twist or wrench of a joint with stretching or tearing of ligaments
2
:  a sprained condition
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Origin of SPRAIN

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1601

2sprain

transitive verb

: to injure (a joint) by twisting it in a sudden and painful way

Full Definition of SPRAIN

:  to injure by a sudden or severe twist

First Known Use of SPRAIN

1622
SPRAIN Defined for Kids

1sprain

noun \ˈsprān\

Definition of SPRAIN for Kids

:  an injury that results from the sudden or severe twisting of a joint with stretching or tearing of ligaments

2sprain

verb
sprainedsprain·ing

Definition of SPRAIN for Kids

:  to injure by a sudden or severe twist <She fell and sprained her ankle.>

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