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 for sprain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprain \Sprain\ (spr[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sprained
     (spr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Spraining.] [OF. espreindreto
     press, to force out, F. ['e]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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprain \Sprain\, n.
     The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining;
     as, a bad sprain of the wrist.
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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" [syn: twist, sprain, wrench,
           turn, wrick, rick]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "sprain":
     abrade, bark, blemish, bloody, break, burn, chafe, check, chip,
     claw, crack, craze, cut, dislocate, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret,
     gall, gash, hurt, incise, injure, lacerate, maim,
     make mincemeat of, maul, mutilate, pierce, pull, puncture, rend,
     rick, rip, run, rupture, savage, scald, scorch, scotch, scrape,
     scratch, scuff, skin, slash, slit, stab, stick, strain, stretch,
     tear, throw, traumatize, turn, twist, wound, wrench

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