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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval; A violent disturbance; Violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles; A sudden uncontrollable attack.

Usage examples (36)
  • Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time, leave us the weaker ever after.
  • China, the most populous nation of the globe, was in convulsion, its regime still undecided.
  • The book has an epic scope — it is a picture of a planet in convulsion — without foregoing the detail of everyday life or a sense of the moment.
  • The convulsion is a substitute for the criminal act. for more
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