Spasm - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspæzəm|  American pronunciation of the word spasm
Brit.  |ˈspaz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word spasm

noun

- a painful and involuntary muscular contraction (syn: cramp)
- (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)

Examples

I had slipped a disc and was frozen in a spasm of pain.

The spasm convulses her facial muscles

Word forms

noun
singular: spasm
plural: spasms
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