Examples of convulsive in a Sentence
the assassination of Martin Luther King was one of the most convulsive events of the 1960s
after a day of convulsive trading, the stock market was down 300 points
Recent Examples of convulsive from the Web
In 2011, the shooting of Giffords by a mentally ill assailant came during a convulsive political period, when a bitter debate over health care yielded a wave of threats against lawmakers.
In 2011, the shooting of Ms. Giffords by a mentally ill assailant came during a convulsive political period, when a bitter debate over health care yielded a wave of threats against lawmakers.
Any, any of those would have been better than the violence and the terror of drowning in the dark, the hunger then the convulsive need then the clawing murderous frenzy for air as salt water filled my lungs.
Blondell Cumming’s Chicken Soup is a harrowing performance, in which the artist mimics everyday experiences like cooking, cleaning, and folding laundry only to interrupt them with unacknowledged jagged and convulsive motions.
The median monthly frequency of convulsive seizures fell to 5.9 from 12.4 among children with a drug-resistant form of Dravet syndrome who took the company's Epidiolex cannabidiol oral solution.
In a 14-week study, 60 kids and teens with a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome were given doses of CBD and saw their number of monthly convulsive seizures fall from 12 on average to about six, reports Live Science.
Within the study, individual participants experienced convulsive seizures at a rate ranging from four per month, on average, to 1,717 per month.
Notably, plans must cover substantially all drugs in six categories: HIV/AIDS treatments, antidepressants, antipsychotic medications, anti-convulsive treatments for seizures, immunosuppressive medications and treatments for cancer.
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First Known Use of convulsive
Synonym Discussion of convulsive
CONVULSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of convulsive for English Language Learners
: involving or causing a sudden violent shaking of the muscles in your body that you are unable to control
: causing the entire body to shake
CONVULSIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of convulsive for Students
: causing or marked by violent, frantic, or jerky movement By convulsive efforts he got on his feet, staggered, and fell. — Jack London, The Call of the Wild
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