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Sprain definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPRAIN, v.t. To overstrain the ligaments of a joint; to stretch the ligaments so as to injure them, but without luxation or dislocation.
SPRAIN, n. An excessive strain of the ligaments of a joint without dislocation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1601 1. a sudden or violent twist or wrench of a joint with stretching or tearing of ligaments 2. a sprained condition II. transitive verb Date: 1622 to injure by a sudden or severe twist

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. wrench (an ankle, wrist, etc.) violently so as to cause pain and swelling but not dislocation. --n. 1 such a wrench. 2 the resulting inflammation and swelling. Etymology: 17th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sprain Sprain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sprained; p. pr. & vb. n. Spraining.] [OF. espreindreto press, to force out, F. ['e]preindre, fr. L. exprimere. See Express, v. t., 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sprain Sprain, n. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sprains, spraining, sprained) 1. If you sprain a joint such as your ankle or wrist, you accidentally damage it by twisting it or bending it violently. He fell and sprained his ankle. VERB: V n sprained ...a badly sprained ankle... His wrist was sprained. ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. A sprain is the injury caused by spraining a joint. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Strain (as a joint), twist, wrench, overstrain.

Moby Thesaurus

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