convulsant

adjective
con·​vul·​sant | \ kən-ˈvəl-sənt How to pronounce convulsant (audio) \

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Other Words from convulsant

convulsant noun

Examples of convulsant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Poultices of opium and honey, botox, anti-convulsant drugs, antidepressants, beta blockers — drugs whose efficacy was not intended but stumbled upon. Katy Schneider, The Cut, "Why Did It Take So Long to Figure Out Migraines?," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of convulsant

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Convulsant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convulsant. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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convulsant

adjective
con·​vul·​sant | \ kən-ˈvəl-sənt How to pronounce convulsant (audio) \

Medical Definition of convulsant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

convulsant

noun

Medical Definition of convulsant (Entry 2 of 2)

: an agent and especially a drug that produces convulsions

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