An example of spasmodic is a dog that has epileptic seizures.
- of, having the nature of, like, or characterized by a spasm or spasms; sudden, violent, and temporary; fitful; intermittent
- Rare highly emotional or excitable
Origin of spasmodicModern Latin spasmodicus from Classical Greek spas?od?s from spasmos: see spasm and -oid
- Relating to, affected by, or having the character of a spasm; convulsive.
- Happening intermittently; fitful: spasmodic rifle fire.
- Given to sudden outbursts of energy or feeling; excitable.
Origin of spasmodicNew Latin spasmōdicus from Greek spasmōdēs from spasmos spasm ; see spasm .
(comparative more spasmodic, superlative most spasmodic)
From New Latin spasmodicus, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ€Î±ÏƒÎ¼ÏŽÎ´Î·Ï‚ (spasmÅdÄ“s, “spasmodic"), from ÏƒÏ€Î±ÏƒÎ¼ÏŒÏ‚ (spasmos, “spasm").