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spasm

noun [C]  us   /ˈspæz·əm/
a sudden, uncontrollable tightening of a muscle, or a sudden, burst of activity or energy: He left the game because of back spasms. The rebels’ spasm of resistance was short-lived.
Translations of “spasm”
in Vietnamese sự co thắt…
in Spanish espasmo…
in Thai การชักกระตุกของกล้ามเนื้อ…
in Malaysian kekejangan otot…
in French spasme…
in German der Krampf…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抽搐,痙攣…
in Indonesian sentakan…
in Russian спазм, судорога…
in Turkish kasılma, spazm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抽搐,痉挛…
in Polish skurcz…
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