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Definitions for convulsion
kənˈvʌl ʃəncon·vul·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paroxysm, fit, convulsionnoun

    a sudden uncontrollable attack

    "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"

  2. convulsionnoun

    violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles

  3. convulsion, turmoil, upheavalnoun

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

  4. convulsionnoun

    a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval


  1. convulsionnoun

    An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.

  2. convulsionnoun

    An uncontrolled fit, as of laughter; a paroxysm.

  3. convulsionnoun

    Violent turmoil.

    Earthquakes and convulsions of nature shake Earth on a regular basis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convulsionnoun

    an unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body

  2. Convulsionnoun

    any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent shaking; a tumult; a commotion


  1. Convulsion

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convulsion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convulsion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of convulsion in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Pope:

    Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.

  2. Jeanine Anez:

    Evo Morales does not qualify to run for a fourth term. It's because (he did) that we've had all this convulsion, and because of this that so many Bolivians have been demonstrating in the streets.

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