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con·vul·sion

 (kən-vŭl′shən)
n.
1. An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
2. An uncontrolled fit, as of laughter; a paroxysm.
3. Violent turmoil: "The market convulsions of the last few weeks have shaken the world" (Felix Rohatyn).

convulsion

(kənˈvʌlʃən)
n
1. (Medicine) a violent involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles
2. a violent upheaval, disturbance, or agitation, esp a social one
3. (usually plural) informal uncontrollable laughter: I was in convulsions.
conˈvulsionary adj

con•vul•sion

(kənˈvʌl ʃən)

n.
1. contortion of the body caused by violent, involuntary muscular contractions.
2. a violent disturbance.
3. an outburst of great, uncontrollable laughter.
[1575–85; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convulsion - a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
2.convulsion - violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
ictus, raptus, seizure - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
clonus - convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations
epileptic seizure - convulsions accompanied by impaired consciousness
3.convulsion - a violent disturbanceconvulsion - a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
commotion, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do, disruption, disturbance, flutter - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
4.convulsion - a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval
trouble - an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"

convulsion

noun
1. spasm, fit, shaking, seizure, contraction, tremor, cramp, contortion, paroxysm He fell to the floor in the grip of an epileptic convulsion.
2. upheaval, disturbance, furore, turbulence, agitation, commotion, tumult It was a decade that saw many great social, economic and political convulsions.

convulsion

noun
1. The condition of being physically agitated:
2. A momentous or sweeping change:
3. A condition of anguished struggle and disorder:
paroxysm, throe (used in plural).
Translations
křeč
krampekrampeanfaldkrampetrækning
kohtauskouristusmullistus
grč
háborgásrángató zásrángatózásrengés
rykkir, krampi
katılmasarsılma

convulsion

[kənˈvʌlʃən] N
1. (= fit, seizure) → convulsión f
to have convulsionstener convulsiones
2. (fig) → conmoción f
they were in convulsions [of laughter] → se desternillaban de risa

convulsion

[kənˈvʌlʃən] n (MEDICINE) (= fit) → convulsion f

convulsion

n
(Med) → Schüttelkrampf m no pl, → Konvulsion f (spec); (of crying) → Weinkrampf m no pl
(caused by social upheaval etc) → Erschütterung f
(inf, of laughter) to go into/be in convulsionssich biegen or schütteln vor Lachen; he had the audience in convulsionser rief beim Publikum wahre Lachstürme hervor

convulsion

[kənˈvʌlʃn] n (fit, seizure) → convulsione f
in convulsions (fam) (laughter) → piegato/a in due (dalle risate)

convulse

(kənˈvals) verb
to shake violently. convulsed with laughter.
conˈvulsive (-siv) adjective
conˈvulsively adverb
conˈvulsion (-ʃən) noun
(often in plural) a sudden stiffening or jerking of the muscles of the body.

con·vul·sion

n. convulsión, contracción involuntaria de un músculo;
febrile ______ febril;
Jacksonian ______ Jacksoniana;
tonic-clonic ______ tonicoclónica.

convulsion

n convulsión f, ataque m (fam)