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Related to convulsive: convulsive disorder, convulsive syncope
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Synonyms for convulsive

affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions

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resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent

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The second stroke of the blade pierced far into the beast's spine, and with a last convulsive sweep of the fore-paws, in a vain attempt to reach his tormentor, Numa sprawled upon the ground, paralyzed and dying.
He appeared to have the convulsive strength of a man in an epileptic fit.
At this moment Danglars, who had been incessantly observing every change in Fernand's look and manner, saw him stagger and fall back, with an almost convulsive spasm, against a seat placed near one of the open windows.
faintly murmured Fernand, but the word seemed to die away on his pale agitated lips, and a convulsive spasm passed over his countenance.
A wild, long laugh rang through the deserted room, and ended in a hysteric sob; she threw herself on the floor, in convulsive sobbing and struggles.
The operation was performed amidst the fiercest yells and the most convulsive plunges.
The moans of the little patient subsided; its convulsive tossings gradually ceased; and in a few moments, as is the custom of young children after relief from pain, it sank into a profound and dewy slumber.
Which side he was on, I couldn't make out, for he seemed to me to be grinding the whole place in a mill; I only know that when I stole out on tiptoe, he was not on the side of the bench; for, he was making the legs of the old gentleman who presided, quite convulsive under the table, by his denunciations of his conduct as the representative of British law and justice in that chair that day.
He sprang to it, and then paused, and laid his hand upon his heart: I could hear his teeth grate with the convulsive action of his jaws; and his face was so ghastly to see that I grew alarmed both for his life and reason.
The line fell slowly forward like a toppling wall, and, with a convulsive gasp that was intended for a cheer, the regiment began its journey.
After this brief reply ensued a long interval of silence, broken only by the convulsive beating of the heel of the young man on the floor.
The archdeacon, as though roused with a start, withheld his arm with convulsive violence.
Different types of seizure activity observed were generalized convulsive (65%, n=13), generalized nonconvulsive (5%, n=1), focal convulsive (25%, n=5) and focal non-convulsive (5%, n=1).
Tenders are invited for Electro Convulsive Therapy (E.
Known as the patron of nuns and convulsive children, St.