What does convulse mean?

Definitions for convulse
kənˈvʌlscon·vulse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convulse(verb)

    make someone convulse with laughter

    "The comedian convulsed the crowd"

  2. convulse(verb)

    be overcome with laughter

  3. convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate(verb)

    move or stir about violently

    "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"

  4. convulse(verb)

    shake uncontrollably

    "earthquakes convulsed the countryside"

  5. convulse(verb)

    cause to contract

    "The spasm convulses her facial muscles"

  6. convulse(verb)

    contract involuntarily, as in a spasm

    "The muscles in her face convulsed"

Wiktionary

  1. convulse(Verb)

    To violently shake or agitate.

    Etymology: From convulsus, past participle of convellere, from com- + vellere

  2. convulse(Verb)

    To create great laughter.

    Etymology: From convulsus, past participle of convellere, from com- + vellere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convulse(verb)

    to contract violently and irregulary, as the muscular parts of an animal body; to shake with irregular spasms, as in excessive laughter, or in agony from grief or pain

  2. Convulse(verb)

    to agitate greatly; to shake violently

Freebase

  1. Convulse

    Convulse is a Finnish death metal band from Nokia, Finland, active between 1988 and 1994 and again since 2012. They were one of their country's first extreme metal bands and by some to be the forefathers of the local 'Nokia' metal scene.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convulse

    kon-vuls′, v.t. to agitate violently: to affect by spasms.—adj. Convul′sible, subject to convulsion.—n. Convul′sion, any involuntary contraction of the voluntary muscles of the body, esp. such seizures in which the body is thrown into violent spasmodic contractions, the sensibility and voluntary motion being for a time suspended: any violent disturbance.—adjs. Convul′sional, Convul′sionary, pertaining to convulsions.—n.pl. Convul′sionaries, a fanatical sect of Jansenists who sprang up in France about 1730.—adj. Convuls′ive, attended with convulsions: spasmodic.—adv. Convuls′ively.—n. Convuls′iveness. [L. con, inten., and vellĕre, vulsum, to pluck, to pull.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convulse in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convulse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of convulse in a Sentence

  1. Tess Dumon:

    He'd had one of his frequent epilepsy crises that made him convulse, distort, fall and drool. However, something came up with this one, something unusual. My brother was not reacting to our calls and our light slaps, time had stopped.

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