Meaning of sprain

sprain

Pronunciation: (sprān), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to overstrain or wrench (the ligaments of an ankle, wrist, or other joint) so as to injure without fracture or dislocation.
—n.
  1. a violent straining or wrenching of the parts around a joint, without dislocation.
  2. the condition of being sprained.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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