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convulsion

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noun con·vul·sion \kən-ˈvəl-shən\

Simple Definition of convulsion

  • medical : a sudden violent shaking of the muscles in your body that you are unable to control

  • : a sudden experience of something (such as laughter) that shakes or moves your body

  • : a sudden change or disturbance that affects a country, organization, etc.

Full Definition of convulsion

  1. 1 :  an abnormal violent and involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the muscles

  2. 2 a :  a violent disturbance b :  an uncontrolled fit :  paroxysm

con·vul·sion·ary play \-shə-ˌner-ē\ adjective

Examples of convulsion

  1. <the Russian Revolution was one of the major convulsions of the 20th century>



1547

First Known Use of convulsion

1547


CONVULSION Defined for Kids

convulsion

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noun con·vul·sion \kən-ˈvəl-shən\

Definition of convulsion

  1. :  an attack of powerful involuntary muscular contractions




Medical Dictionary

convulsion

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noun con·vul·sion \kən-ˈvəl-shən\

Medical Definition of convulsion

  1. 1:  an abnormal violent and involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the muscles—often used in plural <a patient suffering from convulsions>

  2. 2:  seizure 1





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