also anticonvulsive adjective Date: 1734 used or tending to control or to prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy) • anticonvulsant also anticonvulsive noun

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  • anticonvulsant — an•ti•con•vul•sant [[t]ˌæn ti kənˈvʌl sənt, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) pha med used to control or prevent convulsions 2) pha med an anticonvulsant drug or substance • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

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  • anticonvulsant — adj., n. * * * …   Universalium

  • anticonvulsant — adj. serving to prevent or lessen the occurrence of convulsions or seizures (Medicine) n. drug used to prevent or lessen the occurrence of convulsions or seizures (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anticonvulsant — an·ti·convulsant …   English syllables

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