cru·​ci·​ate | \ ˈkrü-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce cruciate (audio) \

Definition of cruciate

: cross-shaped : cruciform

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Dann was a mainstay in the Eagles' side in the 2017/18 season, featuring 17 times before suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in an attempt to tackle Kevin De Bruyne at the tail end of a draw between Manchester City and Palace., "Crystal Palace Star Edging Closer to First Team Return as Rehab Continues After Serious Knee Injury," 11 July 2018 According to the Telegraph, Fekir underwent medical tests at France's training base on Friday morning but his fitness was placed into question after a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained in 2015 required a second opinion., "Liverpool's £53m Deal for Lyon's Nabil Fekir Cast Into Doubt After Lingering Injury Concerns," 9 June 2018 Guardiola has late fitness concerns over Sergio Aguero (knee) and Fabian Delph (muscle strain) while Benjamin Mendy continues his recuperation from a cruciate knee ligament problem., "Everton vs Man City Preview: Past Meeting, Form, Team News & More," 30 Mar. 2018 Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in his first season at Old Trafford, but struggled to recapture his best form after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during a Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht last April. Mike Whalley,, "Mourinho laments 'sad' Ibrahimovic exit from European soccer," 30 Mar. 2018 Ings was starting a league match for the first time since Klopp took charge two-and-a-half years ago, having fought back from two cruciate knee ligament injuries, while Solanke was making only his fourth league start for the club. Mike Whalley,, "Everton hold Salah-less Liverpool to scoreless draw in Merseyside derby," 7 Apr. 2018 The latter of those three stepped up his recovery from a year-long battle with a cruciate knee ligament tear and should be able to feature in the next month or so., "Everton vs Crystal Palace Match Preview: Past Meeting, Form, Team News & More," 9 Feb. 2018 Injury-prone German international winger Marco Reus could make his return after torn cruciate knee ligaments for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday against strugglers Hamburg, just four months out from the World Cup. Afp,, "Reus in line to return from injury against Hamburg," 8 Feb. 2018 The striker has been out since February because of a second cruciate knee-ligament injury in the space of three years. USA TODAY, "League Cup: Man City wins shootout, Arsenal rescued by teen," 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cruciate

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cruciate

New Latin cruciatus, from Latin cruc-, crux

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cru·​ci·​ate | \ ˈkrü-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce cruciate (audio) \

Medical Definition of cruciate

: shaped like a cross a cruciate bandage a cruciate incision

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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