Pronunciation: (spaz-mod'ik), [key]
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. Also,spas•mod'i•cal.
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