convulsionary

[ kuh n-vuhl-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ kənˈvʌl ʃəˌnɛr i /

adjective

of or affected with convulsion.

noun, plural con·vul·sion·ar·ies.

a person who has convulsions, especially as a result of religious experience.

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Origin of convulsionary

First recorded in 1735–45; convulsion + -ary
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Example sentences from the Web for convulsionary

  • He was a convulsionary, and his head would be found wedged into tight places whence it could hardly be extracted.

  • Formerly rude and convulsionary forces were actively at work, to compel chaos into anarchy and anarchy into order.

    In the Oregon Country|George Palmer Putnam