Meaning of “convulse” in the English Dictionary

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convulseverb [ I/T ]

us /kənˈvʌls/

to shake violently, or to cause someone to shake without control:

[ I ] The audience convulsed with laughter.
convulsive
adjective us /kənˈvʌl·sɪv/

convulsive laughter/sobs

(Definition of “convulse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)