adjective Date: 1875 causing convulsions ; convulsive 1a • convulsant noun

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  • convulsant — /keuhn vul seuhnt/, adj. 1. causing convulsions; convulsive. n. 2. a convulsant agent. [1870 75; CONVULSE + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • convulsant — 1. adjective Causing or producing convulsions; convulsive. 2. noun An agent, such as a drug, that causes convulsions; a convulsant agent …   Wiktionary

  • convulsant — A substance that produces convulsions. SEE ALSO: eclamptogenic, epileptogenic. * * * con·vul·sant kən vəl sənt adj causing convulsions: CONVULSIVE (1) convulsant n an agent and esp. a drug that produces convulsions * * * con·vul·sant (kən… …   Medical dictionary

  • Convulsant — A convulsant is a drug which induces convulsions and/or epileptic seizures, the opposite of an anticonvulsant. These drugs generally act as stimulants at low doses, but are not used for this purpose due to the risk of convulsions and consequent… …   Wikipedia

  • convulsant — adjective (chiefly of drugs) producing convulsions. noun a convulsant drug. Origin C19: from Fr., from convulser, from L. convuls , convellere (see convulse) …   English new terms dictionary

  • convulsant — con•vul•sant [[t]kənˈvʌl sənt[/t]] adj. 1) causing convulsions; convulsive 2) a convulsant agent • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • convulsant — /kənˈvʌlsənt/ (say kuhn vulsuhnt) adjective 1. causing convulsions. 2. of or relating to a convulsant. –noun 3. a drug that causes convulsions. {French, from convulser convulse} …   Australian English dictionary

  • convulsant — adj. causing convulsions, causing spasms or seizures …   English contemporary dictionary

  • convulsant — con·vul·sant …   English syllables

  • convulsant — adj. & n. Pharm. adj. producing convulsions. n. a drug that may produce convulsions. Etymology: F f. convulser (as CONVULSE) …   Useful english dictionary

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