Convulsionist
Convulsionist Con*vul"sion*ist, n. One who has convulsions; esp., one of a body of fanatics in France, early in the eighteenth century, who went into convulsions under the influence of religious emotion; as, the Convulsionists of St. M['e]dard. [1913 Webster]

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  • convulsionist — con·vul·sion·ist …   English syllables

  • convulsionist — nə̇st noun ( s) Usage: sometimes capitalized Etymology: French convulsionniste, from convulsion + iste ist : convulsionary …   Useful english dictionary

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

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