Meaning of “spasmodic” in the English Dictionary

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"spasmodic" in British English

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uk /spæzˈmɒd.ɪk/ us /spæzˈmɑː.dɪk/

happening suddenly for short periods of time and not in a regular way:

He made spasmodic attempts to clean up the house.

(Definition of “spasmodic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)