Definición de convulsion en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /kənˈvəlSHən/


(often convulsions)
1A sudden, violent, irregular movement of a limb or of the body, caused by involuntary contraction of muscles and associated especially with brain disorders such as epilepsy, the presence of certain toxins or other agents in the blood, or fever in children.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Most children with febrile convulsions do not develop epilepsy.
  • Many parents' dread of fevers has to do with the fear of fever convulsions or brain damage.
  • The medicines are indicated for anxiety, insomnia, convulsions, and muscle relaxation.
1.1 (convulsions) Uncontrollable laughter: the audience collapsed in convulsions
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Performance after scintillating performance emitted from audiences enormous peals of laughter, convulsions and from one patron in particular - very, very audible heaving.
  • ‘That not a white elephant, that's a blue elephant,’ blurted Jim, now in convulsions of laughter at what he thought was a brilliant joke.
  • As a kid I was blown away by the scale, and as an adult I'm sent into convulsions of laughter at his always dead-on commentary on our world.
fits of laughter, paroxysms of laughter, uncontrollable laughter
informal hysterics
1.2An earthquake or other violent or major movement of the earth’s crust: the violent convulsions of tectonic plates
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A watery gateway to the USA's Pacific Northwest, the Sound itself is a giant product of Earth's violent convulsions.
  • These would certainly have involved massive geological and tectonic movements, releasing water trapped beneath the earth's crust, and also involving all manner of major convulsions.
  • Can we develop early warning systems to protect ourselves from nature's convulsions in earthquake and storm?
2A violent social or political upheaval: the convulsions of 1939–45
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The country will go through numerous social and even political convulsions as it balances liberalization and a reform agenda with the need to maintain stability, peace and order.
  • These scandals are all part of the general social convulsions and sea changes of modernism-postmodernism.
  • Whoever would have thought that an item no bigger than an aspirin tablet would have caused such moral, social and even political convulsions?
upheaval, eruption, cataclysm, turmoil, turbulence, tumult, disruption, agitation, disturbance, unrest, disorder


Mid 16th century (originally in the sense 'cramp, spasm'): from Latin convulsio(n-), from the verb convellere (see convulse).

Palabras que riman con convulsion

avulsion, compulsion, emulsion, expulsion, impulsion, propulsion, repulsion, revulsion

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División en sílabas: con·vul·sion

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