An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
An uncontrolled fit, by laughter; a paroxysm.
Violent chaos: "The market convulsions associated with the last couple of weeks have shaken the whole world” ( Felix Rohatyn).
a rigorous, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
An uncontrolled fit, since laughter; a paroxysm.
An unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction associated with the muscular parts of an animal human anatomy.
Any violent and unusual movement or agitation; a violent shaking; a tumult; a commotion.
A violent and involuntary contraction associated with the muscular parts of an animal body, with alternate relaxation; a fit.
Any violent and unusual movement; turmoil; tumult; commotion.
Specifically, in geology, a sudden and violent disruption and change of position associated with the strata; a geological event taking place rapidly at one impulse, in place of slowly and by duplicated attempts: nearly just like catastrophe or cataclysm. Violent voluntary muscular energy.
Same as laryngismus stridulus.
a sudden uncontrollable attack
a violent disturbance
a physical disturbance such as for instance an earthquake or upheaval
violent uncontrollable contractions of muscle tissue