Meaning of spasm

spasm

Pronunciation: (spaz'um), [key]
— n.
  1. a sudden, abnormal, involuntary muscular contraction, consisting of a continued muscular contractionor of a series of alternating muscular contractions and relaxations
  2. any sudden, brief spell of great energy, activity, feeling, etc.
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