Examples of convulsion in a Sentence
the Russian Revolution was one of the major convulsions of the 20th century
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Symptoms of listeria infection include fever, diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, muscle aches and convulsions, and symptoms typically appear within one to four weeks after exposure.
The minivan sets Butler apart from the NBA’s superstar class, as does the sound blaring from its speakers, a foreign twang that prompts violent convulsions among his peers.
Flake’s re-election race is becoming a case study in the GOP’s convulsions between the establishment, a furious base, and angry donors.
Meet Keki, a Hungarian puli who went as a mop for Halloween, and is basically sending the internet into convulsions of happiness.
But Xinjiang is also China’s most volatile region, prone to periodic convulsions of strife from a predominantly ethnic Uighur Muslim population that feels marginalized and even persecuted under Beijing’s rule.
But no previous exodus has been as enormous as the one that began a month ago on Aug. 25, when the latest convulsion of violence erupted in Myanmar.
The second convulsion, the USSR’s traumatic demise in 1991, was followed by a brief and chaotic experiment with democracy that is recalled mainly for the social and economic devastation that accompanied it.
Nearly half a million Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have poured into Bangladesh in a little over a month, joining hundreds of thousands who fled earlier convulsions of violence and persecution in the Buddhist-majority country.
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First Known Use of convulsion
Synonymsbouleversement, cataclysm, earthquake, paroxysm, storm, tempest, tumult, upheaval, uproar
Related Wordsinsurgency, insurrection, mutiny, overthrow, overturn, rebellion, revolt, revolution, subversion, unrest, uprising, upset; fit, seizure, spasm; eruption, flare-up, outbreak, outburst; bluster, bobbery, bustle, coil, commotion, furor, furore, fuss, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, pandemonium, rout, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, to-do, turmoil, welter, williwaw; quaking, rocking, shaking, trembling
CONVULSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of convulsion for English Language Learners
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.
CONVULSION Defined for Kids
medical Definition of convulsion
- a patient suffering from convulsions
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