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sprain

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noun \ˈsprān\

Definition of sprain

  1. 1 :  a sudden or violent twist or wrench of a joint with stretching or tearing of ligaments

  2. 2 :  a sprained condition



Origin of sprain

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1601


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sprain

transitive verb

Simple Definition of sprain

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

Full Definition of sprain

  1. :  to injure by a sudden or severe twist

1622

First Known Use of sprain

1622



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