Convulsion

Definition of Convulsion

Con`vul´sion
n.1.(Med.) An unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body.
2.Any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent shaking; a tumult; a commotion.
Those two massy pillars,
With horrible convulsion, to and fro
He tugged, he shook, till down they came.
- Milton.
Times of violence and convulsion.
- Ames.

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