convulsionary definition

  • noun:
    • A convulsionist.
    • A convulsionist.
    • pl. convulsionaries (-riz). One who is subject to convulsions; specifically [capitalized], one of a class of Jansenists in France who gained notoriety by falling into convulsive spasms and by other extravagant actions, supposed to be accompanied by miraculous cures, in response to a supposed miraculous influence emanating from the tomb of a pious Jansenist, François de Pâris, in the cemetery of St. Médard near Paris, who died in 1727. They continued to exist for more than fifty years.
  • adjective:
    • related to convulsion; convulsive.
  • others:
    • with respect to convulsion; of the nature of muscular convulsions: since, convulsionary battles.
    • Causing or resulting from violent disturbance or agitation.

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