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CONVULSIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does convulsive mean? 

CONVULSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective CONVULSIVE has 2 senses:

1. affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
2. resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent

  Familiarity information: CONVULSIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVULSIVE (adjective)


Sense 1convulsive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm

Synonyms:

convulsive; spasmodic; spastic

Context examples:

convulsive motions / his body made a spasmodic jerk / spastic movements

Similar:

unsteady (subject to change or variation)


Sense 2convulsive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent

Context examples:

a convulsive rage / convulsive laughter

Similar:

violent (acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity)


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