Convulsionary Con*vul"sion*a*ry, a. [Cf. F. convulsionnaire.] Pertaining to convulsion; convulsive. ``Convulsionary struggles.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • Convulsionary — Con*vul sion*a*ry, n. A convulsionist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convulsionary — I. ˌnerē noun ( es) Etymology: French convulsionnaire, from convulsion + aire ary 1. : one who has convulsions especially as a result of religious mania or ecstasy 2. usually capitalized : one of a body of Jansenist fanatics in France in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • convulsionary — adjective see convulsion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • convulsionary — /keuhn vul sheuh ner ee/, adj., n., pl. convulsionaries. adj. 1. of or affected with convulsion. n. 2. a person who has convulsions, esp. as a result of religious experience. [1735 45; CONVULSION + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • convulsionary — con·vul·sion·ary …   English syllables

  • convulsionary — /kənˈvʌlʃənəri/ (say kuhn vulshuhnuhree) adjective 1. relating to, of the nature of, or affected with convulsion. –noun (plural convulsionaries) 2. someone who is subject to convulsions …   Australian English dictionary

  • Samuel Johnson — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Johnson. Samuel Johnson …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Convulsional — Con*vul sion*al, a. Pertaining to, or having, convulsions; convulsionary. [R.] Lamb. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Convulsive — Con*vul sive, a. [Cf. F. convulsif.] Producing, or attended with, convulsions or spasms; characterized by convulsions; convulsionary. [1913 Webster] An irregular, convulsive movement may be necessary to throw off an irregular, convulsive disease …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convulsion — noun Date: 1547 1. an abnormal violent and involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the muscles 2. a. a violent disturbance b. an uncontrolled fit ; paroxysm • convulsionary adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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