Sprain

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sprain \Sprain\ (spr[=a]n), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Sprained} (spr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spraining}.] [OF. espreindreto press, to force out, F. ['e]preindre, fr. L. exprimere. See {Express}, verb (used with an object), and cf. {Spraints}.] To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation; as, to sprain one's ankle.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sprain \Sprain\, noun The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining; as, a bad sprain of the wrist.

{Sprain fracture} (Med.), the separation of a tendon from its point of insertion, with the detachment of a shell of bone to which the tendon is attached.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sprain

noun

1: a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments

verb

1: twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days" [syn: {twist}, {sprain}, {wrench}, {turn}, {wrick}, {rick}]


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