(?), n. [L. convulsio: cf. F. convulsion.] 1. (Med.) An unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body.
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2. Any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent shaking; a tumult; a commotion.
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Those two massy pillars,
With horrible convulsion, to and fro
He tugged, he shook, till down they came.
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Times of violence and convulsion.

Syn. -- Agitation; commotion; tumult; disturbance.
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