Synonyms of spasm
1 convulsionDictionary • A lack of magnesium causes muscles to go into spasm.
convulsion • He fell to the floor in the grip of an epileptic convulsion.
paroxysm • She was overcome by a paroxysm of grief.
twitch • He developed a nervous twitch.
2 burstDictionary • He felt a spasm of fear.
burst • short bursts of activity
fit • Once a fit has started there's nothing you can do to stop it.
outburst • an outburst of anger
seizure • I was prescribed drugs to control seizures.
frenzy • The country was gripped by a frenzy of nationalism.
eruption • the volcanic eruption of Tambora in 1815
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burstA burst of something is a sudden short period of it.
• short bursts of activity
• He fell to the floor in the grip of an epileptic convulsion.
Thesaurus for spasm from the Collins English Thesaurus
an involuntary muscular contraction, esp one resulting in cramp or convulsion