Simple Definition of spasmodic
: relating to or caused by a spasm
: happening suddenly and briefly at different times in a way that is not regular
Full Definition of spasmodic
Examples of spasmodic
He made only spasmodic attempts to lose weight.
<spasmodic problems that we will have to deal with as they crop up>
Origin of spasmodic
New Latin spasmodicus, from Greek spasmōdēs, from spasmos
First Known Use: circa 1681
Synonym Discussion of spasmodic
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