Convulsion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- 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

singular: convulsion
plural: convulsions
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