HyperDic: convulsion

English > 4 senses of the word convulsion:
NOUNstateconvulsion, paroxysm, fita sudden uncontrollable attack
stateconvulsionviolent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
stateconvulsion, turmoil, upheavala violent disturbance
eventconvulsiona physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval
convulsion > pronunciation
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English > convulsion: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA sudden uncontrollable attack.
Example "convulsions of laughter"
Synonymsparoxysm, fit
BroaderattackA sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
English > convulsion: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningViolent uncontrollable contractions of muscles.
Narrowerclonusconvulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations
epileptic seizureconvulsions accompanied by impaired consciousness
Broaderseizure, ictus, raptusA sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
Verbsconvulsemake someone convulse with laughter
convulsecontract involuntarily, as in a spasm
convulsecause to contract
English > convulsion: 4 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA violent disturbance.
Example"the convulsions of the stock market"
Synonymsturmoil, upheaval
Broaderdisturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffleA disorderly outburst or tumult
English > convulsion: 4 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval.
BroadertroubleAn event causing distress / distress or pain

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