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convulsion

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a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order)
  • the Russian Revolution was one of the major convulsions of the 20th century

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The first known use of convulsion was in 1547

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“Convulsion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/convulsion. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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