Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
Show Word Parts
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
convulsion

con·vul·sion

convulsion

 
 
pronunciation:
kn vuhl shn
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a violent, involuntary contraction of the muscles.
The wrong medicine caused convulsions in the patient.
synonyms:
fit
similar words:
attack, frenzy, seizure, stroke
definition 2: a fit of shaking from laughter or fear.
That play was so funny that I went into convulsions of laughter.
synonyms:
fit
similar words:
frenzy, fury, rage
Word Explorer
See
  disease, first aid, muscle