Convulsionary

Origin

First recorded in 1735–45; convulsion + -ary (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Convulsionary

Convulsionary

adjective

  1. of or affected with convulsion.

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Convulsionary

noun

  1. a person who has convulsions, especially as a result of religious experience.

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Convulsionary

noun

  1. : an abnormal violent and involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the muscles
  2. : seizure sense 2a
  3. : a violent disturbance
  4. : an uncontrolled fit : paroxysm

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Example sentences for Convulsionary

  1. He was a convulsionary, and his head would be found wedged into tight places whence it could hardly be extracted.
  2. Formerly rude and convulsionary forces were actively at work, to compel chaos into anarchy and anarchy into order.

Nearby words

convolvulus , convoy , convulsant , convulse , convulsion , convulsive , convulsive disorder , conway , conwy , cony

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