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[kuh n-vuhl-shuh-ner-ee]
  1. of or affected with convulsion.
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noun, plural con·vul·sion·ar·ies.
  1. 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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Historical Examples of convulsionary

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

    Cock Lane and Common-Sense

    Andrew Lang

  • 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