Associations to the word «Convulsion»

Wiktionary

CONVULSION, noun. (medicine) An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
CONVULSION, noun. An uncontrolled fit, as of laughter; a paroxysm.
CONVULSION, noun. Violent turmoil.

Dictionary definition

CONVULSION, noun. A sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter".
CONVULSION, noun. Violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles.
CONVULSION, noun. A violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market".
CONVULSION, noun. A physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval.

Wise words

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