convulsant

[kuh n-vuhl-suh nt]
noun
  1. a convulsant agent.

Origin of convulsant

First recorded in 1870–75; convulse + -ant
Related formsan·ti·con·vul·sant, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for convulsant

convulsant

adjective
  1. producing convulsions
noun
  1. a drug that produces convulsions

Word Origin for convulsant

C19: from French, from convulser to convulse
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convulsant in Medicine

convulsant

[kən-vŭlsənt]
adj.
  1. Causing or producing convulsions.
n.
  1. An agent, such as a drug, that causes convulsions.
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