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

Other Words from antispasmodic

antispasmodic noun

Examples of antispasmodic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors prescribed a mix of calcium channel blockers to control Cisse's blood pressure, and antispasmodic drugs and hormonal treatments to delay the delivery for as long as possible. Sam Bradpiece For Cnn, CNN, 7 May 2021 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, 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of antispasmodic

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Antispasmodic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antispasmodic. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for antispasmodic

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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