spasmolytic

adjective
spas·​mo·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌspaz-mə-ˈli-tik How to pronounce spasmolytic (audio) \

Definition of spasmolytic

: tending or having the power to relieve spasms or convulsions

Other Words from spasmolytic

spasmolytic noun

First Known Use of spasmolytic

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spasmolytic

International Scientific Vocabulary spasmo- (from Greek spasmos spasm) + -lytic

Learn More About spasmolytic

Time Traveler for spasmolytic

Time Traveler

The first known use of spasmolytic was circa 1935

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near spasmolytic

spasmodist

spasmolytic

spasmoneme

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for spasmolytic

Cite this Entry

“Spasmolytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spasmolytic. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for spasmolytic

spasmolytic

adjective
spas·​mo·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌspaz-mə-ˈlit-ik \

Medical Definition of spasmolytic

: antispasmodic spasmolytic drugs

Other Words from spasmolytic

spasmolytic noun
spasmolytically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!