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sprain
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

2 uses
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Definition
injury to the ligaments of a joint caused by stretching them too far — most commonly injuring the ankle

(ligaments are the tough, fibrous bands that connect bones across joints)
  • Then a rush, and she was up to her waist in a ditch with a sprained ankle and long bloody scrapes on her calves.
    p. 368.9
  • Trace sprained his ankle in Paris.
    p. 349.0

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