Origin of spasmodic
Examples from the Web for spasmodic
On top of all, he had to bear the spasmodic persecution of the Government instigated by the Church.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2)|Benjamin Ellis Martin
A new combination of well-tried remedies of especial value in pertussis and other spasmodic coughs.
Another symptom which is very marked is that of spasmodic and superstitious prayer.The Drunkard|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
When coma or profound stupor exists, it may become jerking and spasmodic, or even simulate the stertorous respiration of apoplexy.
Thereupon he nodded to her, and his eyelids remained for some time in spasmodic movement.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for spasmodic
Word Origin for spasmodic
Word Origin and History for spasmodic
1681, from Medieval Latin spasmodicus, from Greek spasmodes "of the nature of a spasm," from spasmos (see spasm) + -odes "like."