Convulsion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kənˈvʌlʃn|  American pronunciation of the word convulsion
Brit.  |kənˈvʌlʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word convulsion

noun

- a sudden uncontrollable attack (syn: fit, paroxysm)
convulsions of laughter
- violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
- a violent disturbance (syn: turmoil, upheaval)
the convulsions of the stock market
- a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval

Extra examples

Great convulsions were feared in that state.

His temperature was very high and he went into convulsions.

Word forms

noun
singular: convulsion
plural: convulsions
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