What does sprain mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sprain(verb)

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

  2. twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. sprain(Noun)

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

  2. sprain(Verb)

    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 Dictionary

  1. Sprain(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. espreindreto press, to force out, F. preindre, fr. L. exprimere. See Express, v. t., and cf. Spraints.]

  2. Sprain(noun)

    the act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining; as, a bad sprain of the wrist

    Etymology: [OF. espreindreto press, to force out, F. preindre, fr. L. exprimere. See Express, v. t., and cf. Spraints.]

Freebase

  1. Sprain

    A sprain is an injury in a joint, caused by the ligament being stretched beyond its own capacity. A muscular tear caused in the same manner is referred to as a strain. In cases where either ligament or muscle tissue is torn, immobilization and surgical repair may be necessary. Ligaments are tough, fibrous tissues that connect bones to other bones. Sprains can occur in any joint but are most common in the ankle and wrist.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sprain

    sprān, v.t. to overstrain the muscles of a joint.—n. a term employed in surgery to designate a violent stretching of tendinous or ligamentous parts with or without rupture of some of their fibres. [O. Fr. espreindre (Fr. épreindre), to press—L. exprimĕre, to press out.]

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  1. spinar, spiran

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sprain in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sprain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sprain in a Sentence

  1. Trina Abrams:

    He had a confirmed sprain in one of his wrists.

  2. Trina Abrams:

    The doctor diagnosed him with a possible left wrist fracture, he had a confirmed sprain in one of his wrists.

  3. Bob Dorfman:

    I'd call this a minor sprain for Nike.

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