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Definition of convulsion:

  1. Any violent and involuntary contraction of the parts of the body, as in fits; any violent and irregular motion- used more frequently in the plu. or as an adj.

Synonyms:

tumult, upthrust, uproar, convulse, tantrum, fit, contort, paroxysm, hullabaloo, cataclysm, turbulence, tempest, earthquake, fidget, change, revolution, upheaval, contortion, bouleversement, uplift, burst, flail, fidgety, flounder, jerk, upthrow, calm, scene, attack, throe, excitement, storm, outbreak, seizure, conniption.

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