AskDefine | Define convulse

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convulse

Verb

1 make someone convulse with laughter; "The comedian convulsed the crowd"
2 be overcome with laughter
3 move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed" [syn: thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate]
4 shake uncotrollably; "earthquakes convulsed the countryside"
5 cause to contract; "The spasm convulses her facial muscles"
6 contract involuntarily, as in a spasm; "The muscles in her face convulsed"

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English

Verb

  1. To violently shake or agitate.
  2. To create great laughter.

Translations

to violently shake
  • Spanish: convulsionar, crispar

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