con·vul·sion noun \kən-ˈvəl-shən\
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.
: an abnormal violent and involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the muscles
a : a violent disturbance
b : an uncontrolled fit : paroxysm
— con·vul·sion·ary \-shə-ˌner-ē\ adjective
Examples of CONVULSION
- <the Russian Revolution was one of the major convulsions of the 20th century>
First Known Use of CONVULSION
con·vul·sion noun \kən-ˈvəl-shən\ (Medical Dictionary)
: an abnormal violent and involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the muscles—often used in plural <a patient suffering from convulsions>
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