Definitions for convulsionkənˈvʌl ʃən
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paroxysm, fit, convulsion(noun)
a sudden uncontrollable attack
"a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"
violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
convulsion, turmoil, upheaval(noun)
a violent disturbance
"the convulsions of the stock market"
a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval
An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
An uncontrolled fit, as of laughter; a paroxysm.
Earthquakes and convulsions of nature shake Earth on a regular basis.
an unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body
any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent shaking; a tumult; a commotion
A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body. Because a convulsion is often a symptom of an epileptic seizure, the term convulsion is sometimes used as a synonym for seizure. However, not all epileptic seizures lead to convulsions, and not all convulsions are caused by epileptic seizures. Convulsions are also consistent with an electric shock. For non-epileptic convulsions, see non-epileptic seizures. The word "fit" is sometimes used to mean a convulsion or epileptic seizure.
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Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
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- конвулсия, гърчене, пристъпBulgarian
- convulsióCatalan, Valencian
- αναταραχή, αναστάτωση, σπασμός, κρίση, σύσπασηGreek
- mullistus, kouristus, kohtausFinnish
- rángatózás, rengés, háborgásHungarian
- конву́льсия, приступRussian
- гр̏ч, gȑčSerbo-Croatian
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