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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “spasm”

spasm

noun [C or U]     /ˈspæz.əm/
when a muscle suddenly and uncontrollably becomes tighter
抽搐,痉挛
a muscle/muscular spasm
肌肉抽搐
mainly UK My leg suddenly went into spasm.
我的腿突然抽筋了。
Disorders of muscles and the nervous system
spasm of sth a short period of something, especially something uncontrollable
(尤指难以控制的)一阵…
a spasm of guilt/coughing/laughing
一阵内疚/咳嗽/大笑
Periods of time - general words
(Definition of spasm noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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