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
British Dictionary definitions for convulsion
Word Origin and History for convulsion
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."
Medicine definitions for convulsion
Culture definitions for convulsion
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.