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English Dictionary: sprain by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
sprain
n
  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"
    Synonym(s): twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sprain \Sprain\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sprained}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Spraining}.] [OF. espreindreto press, to force out, F.
      [82]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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
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