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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spas·mod·ic /spæzˈmɑdɪk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 spas·mod·ic /spæzˈmɑdɪk/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spas·mod·ic a.
 1. Med. Of or pertaining to spasm; consisting in spasm; occuring in, or characterized by, spasms; as, a spasmodic asthma.
 2. Soon relaxed or exhausted; convulsive; intermittent; as, spasmodic zeal or industry.
 Spasmodic croup Med., an affection of childhood characterized by a stoppage of brathing developed suddenly and without fever, and produced by spasmodic contraction of the vocal cords. It is sometimes fatal. Called also laryngismus stridulus, and childcrowing.
 Spasmodic stricture, a stricture caused by muscular spasm without structural change. See Organic stricture, under Organic.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spas·mod·ic, n. Med. A medicine for spasm.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions;
             resembling a spasm; "convulsive motions"; "his body
             made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements" [syn: convulsive,
      2: occurring in spells and often abruptly; "fitful bursts of
         energy"; "spasmodic rifle fire" [syn: fitful]