A 2012 report states, the sporadic use of Adderall with alcohol can cause “serious cardiovascular adverse effects.”
Secretary Kerry and others may hope that sporadic provocations can be contained – and in the past this has often been the case.
We know British intelligence at the time on WMD was "patchy and sporadic."
sporadic fighting also continued in eastern Ukrainian cities on Thursday.
“In that sense, the mice are a lot more like a familial case than a sporadic case,” he said.
For two weeks sporadic outbreaks of the fever occurred, and then, abruptly, they ceased.
Under its sporadic breezes, as it turned, the ward was trying to sleep.
An example of how this may occur is illustrated by the sporadic excursion into Europe of Pallas sand-grouse.
Even in New England there was sporadic revolt from the beginning.
To be sure, there are some sporadic efforts, mere reiterations.
1650s (implied in sporadical), from Medieval Latin sporadicus "scattered," from Greek sporadikos "scattered," from sporas (genitive sporados) "scattered," from spora "a sowing" (see spore). Originally a medical term, "occurring in scattered instances;" the meaning "happening at intervals" is first recorded 1847. Related: Sporadically.
sporadic spo·rad·ic (spə-rād'ĭk, spô-) or spo·rad·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Occurring at irregular intervals.
Occurring singly; not grouped.