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convulsion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convulsion  \Con*vul"sion\,  n.  [L.  convulsio:  cf  F.  convulsion.] 
  1.  (Med.)  An  unnatural,  violent,  and  unvoluntary  contraction 
  of  the  muscular  parts  of  an  animal  body. 
 
  2.  Any  violent  and  irregular  motion  or  agitation;  a  violent 
  shaking;  a  tumult;  a  commotion. 
 
  Those  two  massy  pillars,  With  horrible  convulsion, 
  to  and  fro  He  tugged,  he  shook,  till  down  they  came 
  --Milton. 
 
  Times  of  violence  and  convulsion.  --Ames. 
 
  Syn:  Agitation;  commotion;  tumult;  disturbance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convulsion 
  n  :  violent  uncontrollable  contractions  of  muscles 




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