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convulsive

[kuhn-vuhl-siv]
adjective
1.
of the nature of or characterized by convulsions or spasms.
2.
producing or accompanied by convulsion: convulsive rage.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin convulsīvus. See convulse, -ive

convulsively, adverb
convulsiveness, noun
postconvulsive, adjective
unconvulsive, adjective
unconvulsively, adverb
unconvulsiveness, noun


1. spasmodic.
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convulsive
1610s, from M.L. *convulsivus, from convuls-, pp. stem of convellere (see convulse (v.)) + -ive. Related: Convulsively.
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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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