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sprain

sprain

pronunciation:
spreIn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sprained, spraining, sprains
definition: to twist or overstrain (a body joint) so that ligaments are stretched or torn.
similar words:
turn, twist, wrench
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the wrenching of a body joint so that ligaments are stretched or torn.
definition 2: the condition resulting from such wrenching.
similar words:
twist, wrench
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