Definitions for convulsionkənˈvʌl ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
contortion of the body caused by violent, involuntary muscular contractions.
a violent disturbance.
an outburst of great, uncontrollable laughter.
Origin of convulsion:
1575–85; < L
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.
Translations for convulsion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often in plural) a sudden stiffening or jerking of the muscles of the body.
- تَشَنُّـج (العَضَـلات)Arabic
- convulsãoPortuguese (BR)
- der KrampfGerman
- krampe; krampetrækning; krampeanfaldDanish
- ऐंठन, मरोड़Hindi
- rykkir, krampiIcelandic
- konvulsija, mėšlungis, traukuliaiLithuanian
- konvulsijas; krampjiLatvian
- voldsomt anfall; krampelatterNorwegian
- konwulsja, drgawkiPolish
- konvulsion[er], krampSwedish
- sarsılma, katılmaTurkish
- 抽慉，痙攣Chinese (Trad.)
- судома; конвульсіяUkrainian
- اینٹھن، هلچلUrdu
- co giậtVietnamese
- 抽搐，痉挛Chinese (Simp.)
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