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kənˈvʌl sɪvcon·vul·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convulsive, spasmodic, spasticadjective

    affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm

    "convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements"

  2. convulsiveadjective

    resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent

    "a convulsive rage"; "convulsive laughter"


  1. convulsiveadjective

    Marked by or having the nature of convulsions.

  2. convulsiveadjective

    Having or producing convulsions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convulsiveadjective

    producing, or attended with, convulsions or spasms; characterized by convulsions; convulsionary

    Etymology: [Cf. F. convulsif.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convulsive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convulsive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of convulsive in a Sentence

  1. John Ruskin:

    Mountains are to the rest of the body of the earth, what violent muscular action is to the body of man. The muscles and tendons of its anatomy are, in the mountain, brought out with force and convulsive energy, full of expression, passion, and strength.

  2. André Breton:

    Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche, The AntiChrist:

    The "highest" states of mind held up before mankind by christianity as of supreme value, are actually forms of convulsive epilepsy.

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