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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spasmodically mean? 

  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 


Sense 1spasmodically [BACK TO TOP]


With spasms


jerkily; spasmodically

Context example:

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


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

Sense 2spasmodically [BACK TO TOP]


In spurts and fits

Context example:

I began to write intermittently and spasmodically

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