What does convulsion mean?

Definitions for convulsionkənˈvʌl ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paroxysm, fit, convulsion(noun)

    a sudden uncontrollable attack

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

  2. convulsion(noun)

    violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles

  3. convulsion, turmoil, upheaval(noun)

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

  4. convulsion(noun)

    a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval


  1. convulsion(Noun)

    An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.

  2. convulsion(Noun)

    An uncontrolled fit, as of laughter; a paroxysm.

  3. convulsion(Noun)

    Violent turmoil.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convulsion(noun)

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

  2. Convulsion(noun)

    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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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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