Convulse

Definition of Convulse

Con`vulse´
v. t.1.To contract violently and irregulary, as the muscular parts of an animal body; to shake with irregular spasms, as in excessive laughter, or in agony from grief or pain.
[imp. & p. p. Convulsed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Convulsing.]
With emotions which checked his voice and convulsed his powerful frame.
- Macaulay.
2.To agitate greatly; to shake violently.

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