What does the word spasm mean?

Usage examples for spasm

  1. " Heman," he began when the spasm was over, " I asked you to come here to- night for- well, blessed if I know exactly. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  2. A spasm of agony crossed his face. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  3. From the station to the " Cedars" was but a short ride, and when the carriage turned into the cedar shaded driveway Tavia felt another " spasm" of alarm- it was such an imposing looking place. – Dorothy Dale by Margaret Penrose

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