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convulsant

[kuh n-vuhl-suh nt] /kənˈvʌl sənt/
adjective
1.
causing convulsions; convulsive.
noun
2.
a convulsant agent.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; convulse + -ant
Related forms
anticonvulsant, adjective, noun
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  • People can still buy valerian root today which is used as a sedative, anti-convulsant, migraine treatment and pain reliever.
British Dictionary definitions for convulsant

convulsant

/kənˈvʌlsənt/
adjective
1.
producing convulsions
noun
2.
a drug that produces convulsions
Word Origin
C19: from French, from convulser to convulse
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convulsant in Medicine

convulsant con·vul·sant (kən-vŭl'sənt)
adj.
Causing or producing convulsions. n.
An agent, such as a drug, that causes convulsions.

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