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brace

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noun \ˈbrās\

Medical Definition of brace

  1. 1:  an appliance that gives support to movable parts (as a joint or a fractured bone), to weak muscles (as in paralysis), or to strained ligaments (as of the lower back)

  2. 2braces pl :  an orthodontic appliance usually of metallic wire that is used especially to exert pressure to straighten misaligned teeth and that is not removable by the patient




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brace

transitive verb

Medical Definition of brace

bracedbrac·ing

  1. :  to furnish or support with a brace





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