Spasmodic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |spæzˈmɑːdɪk|  American pronunciation of the word spasmodic
Brit.  |spazˈmɒdɪk|  British pronunciation of the word spasmodic

adjective

- affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm(syn: convulsive, spastic)

his body made a spasmodic jerk

- occurring in spells and often abruptly(syn: fitful)

spasmodic rifle fire

Examples

He made only spasmodic attempts to lose weight.

...spasmodic problems that we will have to deal with as they crop up...

his body made a spasmodic jerk

She immediately became spasmodic.

the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes

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