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convulsive

[kuh n-vuhl-siv] /kənˈvʌl sɪv/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or characterized by convulsions or spasms.
2.
producing or accompanied by convulsion:
convulsive rage.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin convulsīvus. See convulse, -ive
Related forms
convulsively, adverb
convulsiveness, noun
postconvulsive, adjective
unconvulsive, adjective
unconvulsively, adverb
unconvulsiveness, noun
Synonyms
1. spasmodic.
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Word Origin and History for convulsiveness

convulsive

adj.

1610s, from French convulsif, from Medieval Latin *convulsivus, from convulsus, past participle of convellere (see convulse (v.)). Related: Convulsively.

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convulsiveness in Medicine

convulsive con·vul·sive (kən-vŭl'sĭv)
adj.

  1. Characterized by or having the nature of convulsions.

  2. Having or producing convulsions.

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