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sprain

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noun \ˈsprān\

Medical Definition of sprain

  1. :  a sudden or violent twist or wrench of a joint causing the stretching or tearing of ligaments and often rupture of blood vessels with hemorrhage into the tissues; also :  the condition resulting from a sprain that is usually marked by swelling, inflammation, hemorrhage, and discoloration—compare strain[3] b




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sprain

transitive verb

Medical Definition of sprain

  1. :  to weaken (a joint or ligament) by sudden and violent twisting or wrenching :  stretch (ligaments) injuriously without dislocation of the joint





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