Convulsionist

Convulsionist

Con*vul"sion*ist\, n. One who has convulsions; esp., one of a body of fanatics in France, early in the eighteenth century, who went into convulsions under the influence of religious emotion; as, the Convulsionists of St. M['e]dard.
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