[ kuhn-vuhl-siv ]
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  1. of the nature of or characterized by convulsions or spasms.

  2. producing or accompanied by convulsion: convulsive rage.

Origin of convulsive

From the Latin word convulsīvus, dating back to 1605–15. See convulse, -ive

Other words for convulsive

Other words from convulsive

  • con·vul·sive·ly, adverb
  • con·vul·sive·ness, noun
  • post·con·vul·sive, adjective
  • un·con·vul·sive, adjective
  • un·con·vul·sive·ly, adverb
  • un·con·vul·sive·ness, noun

Words Nearby convulsive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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