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verb convulse pronunciation in American English /kənˈvʌls/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleconvulsing
past tenseconvulsed
past participleconvulsed
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  1. 1
    [transitive] mainly journalism to cause major problems or serious harm to someone or something
  2. 2
    [transitive] [usually passive] if you are convulsed with a strong emotion, it makes your body move in an uncontrolled way
    be convulsed with something:

    They were convulsed with laughter, and could hardly speak.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] medical if someone convulses, or if something convulses them, their body moves in an uncontrolled way

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