Convulsive

/kənˈvʌlsɪv/

Origin

From the Latin word convulsīvus, dating back to 1605–15. See convulse, -ive (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Convulsive

Convulsive

adjective

  1. of the nature of or characterized by convulsions or spasms.
  2. producing or accompanied by

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Convulsive

adj.

  1. Characterized by or having the nature of convulsions.
  2. Having or producing convulsions.

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Convulsive

adjective

  1. Producing or consisting of convulsions.

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Convulsive

adjective

  1. : constituting or producing a convulsion
  2. : caused by or affected with convulsions
  3. : resembling a convulsion in being violent, sudden, frantic, or spasmodic convulsive laughter

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Example sentences for Convulsive

  1. In the throes of its convulsive Cultural Revolution, with exactly one ambassador permitted overseas, Beijing was totally isolated.
  2. Richard Nixon won big in 1972, for instance, at a time of deep and convulsive national unhappiness.
  3. The sixth was small and dark, with nervous, convulsive movements.
  4. I caught sight of the convulsive clasp with which she drew to her breast the tiny bundle she held; then darkness fell again.
  5. Hayward bowed his head, while a convulsive tremor shook his frame.
  6. There was a groan—a smothered cry—a wild and convulsive movement among the sleeping Indians; and all again was silent.
  7. McCarthy, proud as the Old Guard, sat smoking on; only one leg was drawn up under the other in a tense, convulsive way.

Related words & Synonyms

spasmodic, bumpy, bouncy, meteoric, frenzied, stormy, touchy, hazardous, ugly, violent, tense, fiery, unstable, uncontrollable, feverish, delirious, frantic, rabid, agitated, furious, frenetic

Nearby words

convoy , convulsant , convulse , convulsion , convulsionary , convulsive disorder , conway , conwy , cony , conybeare

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