spasmodic

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin spasmodicus, from Ancient Greek σπασμώδης (spasmṓdēs, spasmodic), from σπασμός (spasmós, spasm).

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spasmodic (comparative more spasmodic, superlative most spasmodic)

  1. Of or relating to a spasm; resembling a sudden contraction of the muscles.
  2. Convulsive; consisting of spasms.
    spasmodic asthma
  3. Intermittent or fitful; occurring in abrupt bursts.
    spasmodic zeal or industry
  4. Erratic or unsustained.

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