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
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 between the inevitable waves of convulsive laughter, Wired.com correspondent John Abell will be live-tweeting @theunderwire from Thursday night’s show.
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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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