Examples of convulsion in a Sentence
the Russian Revolution was one of the major convulsions of the 20th century
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Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes any kind of seizure, from convulsions to staring to confused behavior.
In the midst of our current convulsions, Lippmann has returned as an object of disdain.
Severe poisoning may lead to high fever, convulsions or even death.
Symptoms include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.
The benchmark U.S. technology index posted a sudden drop Thursday during a convulsion of selling that followed an ominous note from a JPMorgan Chase & Co. derivatives strategist who said the market’s volatility drought could presage protracted pain.
Partner Kristen Vasilakos has, to a certain extent, the ability to calm his spasticity, and they dance, in intervals, until Vasquez again reverts to his convulsions and tremors.
Lead, a heavy metal that is particularly dangerous to infants and small children, can cause convulsions, coma and death when absorbed in high doses.
If symptoms worsen to include nausea, vomiting, perspiration, convulsions, or weakening pulse, seek medical attention because reactions this severe can lead to death.
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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.
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