[kuh n-vuhl-siv] /kənˈvʌl sɪv/

of the nature of or characterized by or spasms.
producing or accompanied by :
convulsive rage.

1610s, from French convulsif, from Medieval Latin *convulsivus, from convulsus, past participle of convellere (see convulse (v.)). Related: Convulsively.

convulsive con·vul·sive (kən-vŭl’sĭv)


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