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convulse

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convulse/kənˈvʌls/verb
convulsesconvulsedconvulsing
convulse
/kənˈvʌls/
verb
convulsesconvulsedconvulsing
Learner's definition of CONVULSE  
[no object]medical  : to have an experience in which the muscles in your body shake in a sudden violent way that you are not able to control : to experience convulsions
   b  — used when something (such as laughter) causes a person's whole body to shake
[no object]
[+ object]
— usually used as (be) convulsed
[+ object]formal  : to affect (someone or something) suddenly and violently
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