noun see convulsive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • convulsiveness — See convulsively. * * * …   Universalium

  • convulsiveness — noun The state or quality of being convulsive …   Wiktionary

  • convulsiveness — con·vul·sive·ness …   English syllables

  • convulsiveness — noun see convulsive …   Useful english dictionary

  • convulsive — adjective Date: 1615 1. a. constituting or producing a convulsion b. caused by or affected with convulsions 2. resembling a convulsion in being violent, sudden, frantic, or spasmodic < convulsive laughter > Synonyms: see fitful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • convulsive — convulsively, adv. convulsiveness, n. /keuhn vul siv/, adj. 1. of the nature of or characterized by convulsions or spasms. 2. producing or accompanied by convulsion: convulsive rage. [1605 15; < L convulsivus. See CONVULSE, IVE] Syn. 1. spasmodic …   Universalium

  • convulsive — /kənˈvʌlsɪv/ (say kuhn vulsiv) adjective 1. of the nature of or characterised by convulsions or spasms. 2. producing or attended by convulsion: convulsive rage. –convulsively, adverb –convulsiveness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • convulsive — [kən vul′siv] adj. 1. having the nature of a convulsion 2. having, producing, or marked by convulsions convulsively adv. convulsiveness n …   English World dictionary

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