- convulsive disorder,
Origin of convulsion
Examples from the Web for convulsion
To hear his voice on the telephone would throw her into a convulsion.The Come Back|Carolyn Wells
The ground trembled as if from the convulsion of some subterranean spirit.A King of Tyre|James M. Ludlow
Victoria had followed the convulsion with passionate interest.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
They sought for any change, no matter what, seeing that in the convulsion their own condition must be bettered.The Fortunes Of Glencore|Charles James Lever
A few feet away, Burkett, the constable, was having a convulsion in his vain endeavour to extricate his cranium from a milk-can.Mr. Hawkins' Humorous Adventures|Edgar Franklin
1580s, from Latin convulsionem (nominative convulsio), noun of action from past participle stem of convellere "to tear loose," from com- "together" (see com-) + vellere "to pluck, pull violently."
A severe, often violent involuntary contraction of the muscles. Convulsions may be caused by high fevers or poisoning and often accompany such diseases such as epilepsy.