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convulsion

Pronunciation: /kənˈvʌlʃən/

Translation of convulsion in Spanish:

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]
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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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