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Meaning of CONVULSIVE

Pronunciation:  kun'vulsiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm; "convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements"
  2. [adj]  resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent; "a convulsive rage"; "convulsive laughter"
 

CONVULSIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: spasmodic, spastic, unsteady, violent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*vul"sive\, a. [Cf. F. convulsif.]
Producing, or attended with, convulsions or spasms;
characterized by convulsions; convulsionary.

      An irregular, convulsive movement may be necessary to
      throw off an irregular, convulsive disease. --Burke.

 

 

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