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EtymologyEdit

1601, verb attested 1622. Possibly borrowed from Middle French espraindre (to press out, to wring), from Latin exprimere,[1] in which case cognate to express.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spɹeɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

VerbEdit

sprain (third-person singular simple present sprains, present participle spraining, simple past and past participle sprained)

  1. To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation
    to sprain one's ankle

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NounEdit

sprain (plural sprains)

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “sprain”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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