English noun: convulsion
|1.||convulsion (state) a sudden uncontrollable attack|
|Samples||A paroxysm of giggling.|
A fit of coughing.
Convulsions of laughter.
|2.||convulsion (state) violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles|
|Broader (hypernym)||ictus, raptus, seizure|
|Narrower (hyponym)||clonus, epileptic seizure|
|3.||convulsion (state) a violent disturbance|
|Samples||The convulsions of the stock market.|
|Broader (hypernym)||commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do|
|4.||convulsion (event) a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval|