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Verb: convulse  kun'vúls
  1. Make someone convulse with laughter
    "The comedian convulsed the crowd"
     
  2. Be overcome with laughter
     
  3. Move or stir about violently
    "The feverish patient convulsed around in his bed";
    - thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate
     
  4. Shake uncontrollably
    "earthquakes convulsed the countryside"
     
  5. Cause to contract
    "The spasm convulses her facial muscles"
     
  6. Contract involuntarily, as in a spasm
    "The muscles in her face convulsed"

Derived forms: convulsing, convulsed, convulses

Type of: agitate, amuse, compact, compress, constrict, contract, express joy, express mirth, laugh, press, shake, squeeze

Encyclopedia: Convulse