Definition of convulsive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

convulsive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//kənˈvʌlsɪv//
 
 
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(of movements or actions) sudden and impossible to control a convulsive movement/attack/fit Her breath came in convulsive gasps.
convulsively
 
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adverb weeping convulsively
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