sprain


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

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

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