Definitions for spasmˈspæz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spasm, cramp, muscle spasm(noun)

    a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

  2. spasm(noun)

    (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)


  1. spasm(Noun)

    A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ.

  2. spasm(Noun)

    A violent, excruciating seizure of pain.

  3. spasm(Noun)

    A sudden and temporary burst of energy, activity, or emotion.

  4. spasm(Verb)

    To produce and undergo a spasm.

  5. Origin: From spasme, from spasmus, from . Compare span.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spasm(verb)

    an involuntary and unnatural contraction of one or more muscles or muscular fibers

  2. Spasm(verb)

    a sudden, violent, and temporary effort or emotion; as, a spasm of repentance

  3. Origin: [F. spasme, L. spasmus, Gr. , from , , to draw, to cause convulsion. Cf. Span, v. t.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Spasm

    An involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. Spasms may involve SKELETAL MUSCLE or SMOOTH MUSCLE.

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  1. spams

  2. samps

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