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spasm

spasm

 
 
pronunciation:
spae zm
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden uncontrolled contraction of a muscle or group of muscles.
A painful spasm in her calf caused her to drop out of the race.
similar words:
contraction, convulsion, cramp, grip, pang, paroxysm, throe, tic, twinge, twitch
definition 2: any sudden or brief spell of vigorous activity, strong feeling, or the like.
He went into a spasm of joy as he saw what was inside the box.Listening to these politicians sends me into spasms of rage.
synonyms:
fit
similar words:
agony, conniption, convulsion, eruption, frenzy, outbreak, outburst, paroxysm, throe
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