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What does "Spasmodic" mean?

Definition

(a.) Of or pertaining to spasm; consisting in spasm; occuring in, or characterized by, spasms; as, a spasmodic asthma (a.) Soon relaxed or exhausted; convulsive; intermittent; as, spasmodic zeal or industry (n.) A medicine for spasm


Synonyms sporadic, fitful, spastic, unsteady, convulsive


Example: "His body made a spasmodic jerk" Example: "Spasmodic rifle fire"


Word Family spasmodically