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Meaning of convulse

con•vulse

Pronunciation: (kun-vuls'), [key]
— -vulsed, -vuls•ing.
  1. to shake violently; agitate.
  2. to cause to shake violently with laughter, anger, pain, etc.
  3. to cause to suffer violent, spasmodic contractions of the muscles.
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