Translation of convulsion in Spanish:

convulsion

Pronunciation: /kənˈvʌlʃən/

n

  • 1.1 (spasm) convulsión (feminine) to have convulsions tener* convulsiones he went into convulsions le dio un ataque convulsivo their antics had us in convulsions [colloquial/familiar] nos desternillamos de risa con sus payasadas [colloquial/familiar]
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    • 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.
    1.2 (disturbance) convulsión (feminine)
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    • 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?

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.