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  Definition of convulse
  1. be overcome with laughter
  2. make someone convulse with laughter; "The comedian convulsed the crowd"
  3. contract involuntarily, as in a spasm; "The muscles in her face convulsed"
  4. cause to contract; "The spasm convulses her facial muscles"
  5. shake uncotrollably; "earthquakes convulsed the countryside"
  6. move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
Similar Words: thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate

 

Hyponyms: whip

 

Derivational Morphology: convulsion, jactitation, jactation, toss, thrash

 

 
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