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  Definition of convulsion
  1. a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval
  2. a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
  3. violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
  4. a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"
Similar Words: turmoil, upheaval, paroxysm, fit

 

Hyponyms: clonus, epileptic seizure

 

Derivational Morphology: convulse

 

 
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