Convulsion



[kuh n-vuhl-shuh n] /kənˈvʌl ʃən/

noun
1.
contortion of the body caused by violent, involuntary muscular contractions of the extremities, trunk, and head.
2.
violent agitation or disturbance; commotion.
3.
an outburst of great, uncontrollable laughter.
/kənˈvʌlʃən/
noun
1.
a violent involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles
2.
a violent upheaval, disturbance, or agitation, esp a social one
3.
(usually pl) (informal) uncontrollable laughter: I was in convulsions
n.

1580s, from Latin convulsionem (nominative convulsio), noun of action from past participle stem of convellere “to tear loose,” from com- “together” (see com-) + vellere “to pluck, pull violently.”

convulsion con·vul·sion (kən-vŭl’shən)
n.
An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.

A severe, often violent involuntary contraction of the muscles. Convulsions may be caused by high fevers or poisoning and often accompany such diseases such as epilepsy.

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