hy·​per·​ex·​tend | \ ˌhī-pər-ik-ˈstend How to pronounce hyperextend (audio) \
hyperextended; hyperextending; hyperextends

Definition of hyperextend

transitive verb

: to extend so that the angle between bones of a joint is greater than normal a hyperextended elbow also : to extend (something, such as a body part) beyond the normal range of motion hyperextended her neck

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Other Words from hyperextend

hyperextension \ ˌhī-​pər-​ik-​ˈsten(t)-​shən How to pronounce hyperextension (audio) \ noun

Examples of hyperextend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alabama guard Herbert Jones will be a game-time decision after hyperextending his elbow against Penn last week. Matt Zenitz | Mzenitz@al.com, al, "What you need to know heading into Alabama basketball’s second game," 11 Nov. 2019 Starting center Hassan Whiteside hyperextended his left knee in the second quarter against the Thunder and, despite returning to play 13 minutes, 19 seconds in the second half, did not practice on Friday. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers: Game preview, TV channel, how to watch live stream," 1 Nov. 2019 Manager Scott Servais said the knee appeared hyperextended, and Adams will probably get an MRI on Sunday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Smith’s sprint in 13th to lift Mariners over Orioles 7-6," 21 Sep. 2019 His knee hyperextended in a win at Arizona on Oct. 31 when it was struck by defensive end Chandler Jones’s helmet. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "49ers’ Kittle takes pain tolerance to a rarely seen level," 25 Nov. 2019 Layman hyperextended the big toe on his left foot while trying to nab a loose ball in Minnesota’s win in Utah on Monday. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "Toe injury could keep Timberwolves’ Jake Layman out for a while," 21 Nov. 2019 The elbow was hyperextended and an MRI was performed on the junior. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Update on Alabama Herbert Jones’ elbow injury entering first road game," 14 Nov. 2019 Labissiere might not have even been on the court in the fourth quarter if Hassan Whiteside hadn’t hyperextended his knee earlier in the game and Zach Collins hadn’t dislocated his shoulder earlier in the week. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Skal Labissiere survived 2010 Haiti earthquake, giving the Portland Trail Blazers center a perspective and gratitude that endure," 1 Nov. 2019 Carter tweaked his left ankle and Daniel Gafford hyperextended his right elbow on the first day of camp. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Will the Bulls make the playoffs? What’s the injury situation? 5 storylines to watch as the season gets set to tip off.," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of hyperextend

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperextend.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperextend. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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transitive verb
hy·​per·​ex·​tend | \ ˌhī-pə-rik-ˈstend How to pronounce hyperextend (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperextend

: to extend so that the angle between bones of a joint is greater than normal a hyperextended elbow also : to extend (as a body part) beyond the normal range of motion

Other Words from hyperextend

hyperextension \ -​ˈsten-​chən How to pronounce hyperextension (audio) \ noun

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