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A sudden, violent, irregular movement of the body, caused by involuntary contraction of muscles and associated especially with brain disorders such as epilepsy, the presence of certain toxins or other agents in the blood, or fever in children
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“Every thirty seconds or so a violent convulsion would shake her and she would tense then lie backwards, wheezing and moaning.”
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A violent social or political upheaval
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“This was a time of political and social convulsion throughout Europe.”
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Uncontrollable laughter
“His left leg buckled on him, and the look of surprise on his face sent Cath into convulsions of laughter.”
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A tragic event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress
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Vehement utterance of the voice
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Painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, typically caused by fatigue or strain
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A sudden violent shaking of the ground, typically causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action
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An act of shuddering
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An amusement ride consisting of a buggy on a track that rises, falls, twists and turns
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The interruption of a settled and peaceful condition
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Anger or aggression associated with conflict arising from a particular situation
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Any ailment or disease, especially a lingering or deep-seated disorder
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