convulse definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To shake or agitate violently: tremors that convulsed the countryside; when civil war convulsed the world. See Synonyms at agitate.
    • To influence with unusual and involuntary muscular contractions; toss into convulsions.
    • To cause to shake with laughter or powerful feeling.
    • To contract violently and irregulary, because the muscular parts of an animal human body; to shake with unusual spasms, as with excessive laughter, or perhaps in agony from grief or pain.
    • To agitate considerably; to shake violently.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to become afflicted with or just as if by convulsions; shake.
  • verb:
    • To violently shake or agitate.
    • generate great laughter.
    • be overcome with laughter
    • cause to contract
    • move or blend about violently
    • make somebody convulse with laughter
    • agreement involuntarily, as in a spasm
    • shake uncontrollably
  • others:
    • to-draw or contract spasmodically or involuntarily, since the muscular areas of an animal human body; impact by irregular spasms: as, their whole frame had been convulsed with agony.
    • To shake; disrupt by violent unusual activity; cause great or violent agitation in.

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