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spasm

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈspæz.əm/
an occasion when a muscle suddenly becomes tighter in a way that cannot be controlled: a muscle/muscular spasmmainly UK My leg suddenly went into spasm.spasm of sth a short period of something, especially something that cannot be controlled: a spasm of guilt/coughing/laughing
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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