verb (used with object), con·vulsed, con·vuls·ing.
Origin of convulse
Examples from the Web for convulsing
The haunting video shows apparent victims, including children, convulsing and foaming at the mouth.Six Chilling Moments from Charlie Rose’s Assad Interview (VIDEO)|Ben Teitelbaum|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I turned to look at the building that I had just run out of; it was convulsing uncontrollably.
His girlfriend told CBS Sacramento that he was “convulsing, snorting, trying to breathe.”'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' Seizures & More Movies That Can Kill (VIDEO)|The Daily Beast Video|November 8, 2010|DAILY BEAST
“No, not till the parson comes,” interrupted Mr Kennedy, convulsing his left cheek.The Young Fur Traders|R.M. Ballantyne
In Glanville it was the mind governing and convulsing the body.Pelham, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
So rigid was his self-control that he gave no other sign of the passion that was convulsing him.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
Then the unclean spirit, after convulsing the man, came out of him with a loud cry.The Children's Bible|Henry A. Sherman
For two years they had been fed on stories and incidents of the mighty conflict then convulsing the land.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)|John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for convulsing
Word Origin for convulse
Word Origin and History for convulsing
1640s, transitive; 1680s, intransitive; from Latin convulsus, past participle of convellere (transitive only) "to pull away, to pull this way and that, wrench," hence "to weaken, overthrow, destroy" (see convulsion). Related: Convulsed (1630s); convulsing.