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Adjective: convulsive  kun'vúl-siv
  1. Affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
    "convulsive motions";
    - spasmodic, spastic
  2. Resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent
    "a convulsive rage"; "convulsive laughter"

See also: unsteady, violent

Encyclopedia: Convulsive