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English noun: convulsion

1. convulsion (state) a sudden uncontrollable attack

SamplesA paroxysm of giggling.
A fit of coughing.
Convulsions of laughter.

Synonymsfit, paroxysm

Broader (hypernym)attack

2. convulsion (state) violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles

Broader (hypernym)ictus, raptus, seizure

Narrower (hyponym)clonus, epileptic seizure

3. convulsion (state) a violent disturbance

SamplesThe convulsions of the stock market.

Synonymsturmoil, upheaval

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

Broader (hypernym)trouble

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