convulsionary

convulsionary

[kuhn-vuhl-shuh-ner-ee]
adjective
1.
of or affected with convulsion.
noun, plural convulsionaries.
2.
a person who has convulsions, especially as a result of religious experience.

Origin:
1735–45; convulsion + -ary

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convulsion (kənˈvʌlʃən)
 
n
1.  a violent involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles
2.  a violent upheaval, disturbance, or agitation, esp a social one
3.  informal (usually plural) uncontrollable laughter: I was in convulsions
 
con'vulsionary
 
adj

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