Definition of convulse
- was convulsed with laughter
The patient reacted to the medication and began convulsing.
The country was convulsed by war.
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medical : to have an experience in which the muscles in your body shake in a sudden violent way that you are not able to control : to experience convulsions
: to affect (someone or something) suddenly and violently
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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