Meaning of spasmodic

spas•mod•ic

Pronunciation: (spaz-mod'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or of the nature of a spasm; characterized by spasms.
  2. resembling a spasm or spasms; sudden but brief; sporadic: spasmodic efforts at reform.
  3. given to or characterized by bursts of excitement.
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