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English Dictionary: convulsing by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Convulse \Con*vulse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Convulsed}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Convulsing}.] [L. convulsus, p. p. of convellere to
      tear up, to shake; con- + vellere to pluck, pull.]
      1. To contract violently and irregulary, as the muscular
            parts of an animal body; to shake with irregular spasms,
            as in excessive laughter, or in agony from grief or pain.
                     With emotions which checked his voice and convulsed
                     his powerful frame.                           --Macaulay.
      2. To agitate greatly; to shake violently.
                     The world is convulsed by the agonies of great
                     nations.                                             --Macaulay.
      Syn: To agitate; disturb; shake; tear; rend.
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