Definition of spasmodic
- a spasmodic jerk
- spasmodic activity
He made only spasmodic attempts to lose weight.
spasmodic problems that we will have to deal with as they crop up
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First Known Use: circa 1681See Words from the same year
: relating to or caused by a spasm
: happening suddenly and briefly at different times in a way that is not regular
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