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Synonyms of convulsion in English:


  • 1 she's started to have convulsions
    fit, seizure, paroxysm, spasm, attack, muscular contractions;
    technical ictus
  • 2 (convulsions) the audience collapsed in convulsions
    fits of laughter, paroxysms of laughter, gales of laughter, peals of laughter, uncontrollable laughter
    informal hysterics, stitches
  • 3 the political convulsions of the mid 20th century
    upheaval, eruption, turmoil, turbulence, disruption, agitation, disturbance, unrest, disorder, furore, upset, tumult, chaos;
    earthquake, cataclysm, storm;
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