Translation of convulsion in Spanish:

convulsion

Pronunciation: /kənˈvʌlʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.