Translation of spasmodic in Spanish:

spasmodic

Pronunciation: /spæzˈmɑːdɪk; spæzˈmɒdɪk/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [growth/activity] irregular, discontinuo
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    • The orchestra comes to life in spasmodic bursts.
    • The band bring abrasive but melodic rock that comes complete with spasmodic on-stage performance.
    • She gives a last little spasmodic lunge and then pulls away and takes a deep breath.
    1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] [pain/jerks/cough] espasmódico
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    • Hiccups are the spasmodic, involuntary contraction of the diaphragm that is caused by irritation of the nerves that supply these muscles.
    • In a letter to Emily Howland, Washington described Benson as ‘whimsical, spasmodic and rather superficial.’
    • The oil is topically applied to relieve spasmodic pains.

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