antispasmodic

adjective
an·​ti·​spas·​mod·​ic | \ ˌan-tē-spaz-ˈmä-dik How to pronounce antispasmodic (audio) , ˌan-tī- How to pronounce antispasmodic (audio) \

Definition of antispasmodic

: capable of preventing or relieving spasms or convulsions

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Other Words from antispasmodic

antispasmodic noun

Examples of antispasmodic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like peppermint, warmth can have an antispasmodic effect on your body and help your intestines to relax instead of contract too hard or too much, lessening that achy sensation that all too often comes along with gas, Dr. Wakim-Fleming says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Gastroenterologists Share 7 Things to Do When You Have Painful Gas," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of antispasmodic

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Antispasmodic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antispasmodic. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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antispasmodic

noun
an·​ti·​spas·​mod·​ic | \ -spaz-ˈmäd-ik How to pronounce antispasmodic (audio) \

Medical Definition of antispasmodic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an antispasmodic agent

antispasmodic

adjective

Medical Definition of antispasmodic (Entry 2 of 2)

: capable of preventing or relieving spasms or convulsions

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