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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Convulsionist  \Con*vul"sion*ist\,  n. 
  One  who  has  convulsions;  esp.,  one  of  a  body  of  fanatics  in 
  France,  early  in  the  eighteenth  century,  who  went  into 
  convulsions  under  the  influence  of  religious  emotion;  as  the 
  Convulsionists  of  St  M['e]dard.