Definition of spasm
- a spasm of creativity
- spasms of pain
a disease that causes muscle spasms
He was racked with coughing spasms.
She was suffering spasms of guilt.
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: a sudden uncontrolled and often painful tightening of a muscle
: a sudden and usually brief occurrence of something you cannot control
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