hyperextend
transitive verb Date: 1883 to extend so that the angle between bones of a joint is greater than normal <
a hyperextended elbow
>
; also to extend (as a body part) beyond the normal range of motion <
hyperextended her neck
>
hyperextension noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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