Definition of spasmodically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    spasmodically

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//spæzˈmɒdɪkli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spæzˈmɑːdɪkli//
     
     
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  1. 1suddenly for short periods of time; not regularly or continuously Her involvement with the organization continued spasmodically for fifteen years.
  2. 2(specialist) in a way that is caused by your muscles becoming tight in a way that you cannot control His hand jerked spasmodically.