convulsion

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noun con·vul·sion \kən-ˈvəl-shən\

Definition of convulsion

  1. 1a :  an abnormal violent and involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the musclesb :  seizure 2a

  2. 2a :  a violent disturbanceb :  an uncontrolled fit :  paroxysm

convulsionary

play \kən-ˈvəl-shə-ˌner-ē\ adjective

Examples of convulsion in a sentence

  1. the Russian Revolution was one of the major convulsions of the 20th century

1547

First Known Use of convulsion

1547


CONVULSION Defined for English Language Learners

convulsion

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noun con·vul·sion \kən-ˈvəl-shən\

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

convulsion

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noun con·vul·sion \kən-ˈvəl-shən\

Definition of convulsion for Students

  1. :  an attack of powerful involuntary muscular contractions


Medical Dictionary

convulsion

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noun con·vul·sion \kən-ˈvəl-shən\

Medical Definition of convulsion

  1. 1:  an abnormal violent and involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the muscles—often used in plural a patient suffering from convulsions

  2. 2:  seizure 1



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