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English definition of “convulse”

convulse

verb [I or T]     /kənˈvʌls/
to ( cause to) shake violently with sudden uncontrolled movements : to convulse with pain A racking cough convulsed her whole body .Making short, sudden movements
(Definition of convulse verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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