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spasmodically

[ spaz-mod-ik-lee ]
/ spæzˈmɒd ɪk li /
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adverb
in sudden, brief, or sporadic bursts:The plane engine began to cough and sputter spasmodically.Mail arrived only spasmodically, so communication with the outside world was limited.
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Origin of spasmodically

OTHER WORDS FROM spasmodically

un·spas·mod·i·cal·ly, adverb
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