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Convulsion meaning

convulsion - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval
  2. 2. a violent disturbance; " the convulsions of the stock market"
  3. 3. a sudden uncontrollable attack; " a paroxysm of giggling"; " a fit of coughing"; " convulsions of laughter"
  4. 4. An unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body.
  5. 5. Any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent shaking; a tumult; a commotion.
  6. 6. Violent agitation; general spasm.

convulsion - examples of usage

  1. He was very curious about some aspects of the strike, whose importance, as a great social convulsion, he felt people did not recognize; and, with his temperance in everything, he found its negative expressions as significant as its more violent phases. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. With a terrible convulsion the man drew himself up in the Bishop's arms, gazing wildly at the fire all about them, and screaming: " On my knee I dropped and shot him, shot Rogers when he stopped!" - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. The animal may appear to be in a fair state of health usually, but at any time, in the stable or in the field, it may have a convulsion in which it will fall and lose consciousness. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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