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convulsive


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convulsive  \Con*vul"sive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  convulsif.] 
  Producing,  or  attended  with  convulsions  or  spasms; 
  characterized  by  convulsions;  convulsionary. 
 
  An  irregular,  convulsive  movement  may  be  necessary  to 
  throw  off  an  irregular,  convulsive  disease.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convulsive 
  adj  1:  affected  by  involuntary  jerky  muscular  contractions; 
  resembling  a  spasm;  "convulsive  motions";  "his  body 
  made  a  spasmodic  jerk";  "spastic  movements"  [syn:  {spasmodic}, 
  {spastic}] 
  2:  resembling  a  convulsion  in  being  sudden  and  violent;  "a 
  convulsive  rage";  "convulsive  laughter" 




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