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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

Wiktionary

  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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Convulsionnoun

    1.A convulsion is an involuntary contraction of the fibres and muscles, whereby the body and limbs are preternaturally distorted. John Quincy

    Etymology: convulsio, Latin.

    If my hand be put into motion by a convulsion, the indifferency of that operative faculty is taken away. John Locke.

    All have been subject to some concussions, and fallen under the same convulsions of state, by dissentions or invasions. William Temple.

Wikipedia

  1. Convulsion

    A convulsion is a medical condition where the body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in uncontrolled shaking. Because epileptic seizures typically include convulsions, the term convulsion is sometimes used as a synonym for seizure. However, not all epileptic seizures produce convulsions, and not all convulsions are caused by epileptic seizures. Non-epileptic convulsions have no relation with epilepsy, and are caused by non-epileptic seizures.Convulsions can be caused by epilepsy, infections, brain trauma, or other medical conditions. They can also occur from an electric shock or improperly enriched air for scuba diving.The word fit is sometimes used to mean a convulsion or epileptic seizure.

ChatGPT

  1. convulsion

    Convulsion is a sudden, involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the muscles, often accompanied by a loss of consciousness, typically resulting from disorders such as epilepsy or other neurological conditions. These muscle contractions can be violent and may cause the body to shake uncontrollably, typically for a short period.

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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Alexander Pope:

    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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