Examples of convulsion in a Sentence
the Russian Revolution was one of the major convulsions of the 20th century
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Politically, the European Union has been troubled by convulsions in recent years as far-right parties have challenged the political establishment, while leaders in Poland and Hungary are challenging democratic norms.
But the Weinstein convulsions are spurring a rethink.
Yet one of the central things to say about the movie is that the grouping together of this trio of national convulsions is counterintuitive to the point of seeming, at times, a little naïve.
The corporate convulsion is following an increasingly familiar script in the Trump era.
But the baby may also have muscle spasms, convulsions, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, trouble feeding, fever, nasal stuffiness, scratching, yawning, sweating.
Kaylee soon sought out the dangerous drug, which can cause hyperthermia, convulsions, cardiovascular issues and insomnia, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The move is the latest convulsion rocking the retail pharmacy business, as more drug-using Americans buy their medicines direct, through online suppliers including Amazon.
In that respect, South Africa is much like Brazil, which is undergoing its own political convulsions.
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First Known Use of convulsion
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;
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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