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fitfuladjective

uk   us   /ˈfɪt.fəl/
often stopping and starting and not happening in a regular or continuous way: fitful breathing a fitful sleep
fitfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
She slept fitfully (= only for short, irregular periods) throughout the night and arose before dawn.
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