Sprain

Definition of Sprain

Pronunciation: sprān
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Sprained (sprānd); p. pr. & vb. n. Spraining.]
n.1.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.

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