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SPASMODICALLY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does spasmodically mean? 

SPASMODICALLY (adverb)
  The adverb SPASMODICALLY has 2 senses:

1. with spasms
2. in spurts and fits

  Familiarity information: SPASMODICALLY used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPASMODICALLY (adverb)


Sense 1spasmodically [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With spasms

Synonyms:

jerkily; spasmodically

Context example:

the mouth was slightly open, and jerked violently and spasmodically at one corner

Pertainym:

spasmodic (affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm)


Sense 2spasmodically [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In spurts and fits

Context example:

I began to write intermittently and spasmodically


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