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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·vulse /kənˈvʌls/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 con·vulse /kənˈvəls/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·vulse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Convulsed p. pr. & vb. n. Convulsing.]
 1. To contract violently and irregulary, as the muscular parts of an animal body; to shake with irregular spasms, as in excessive laughter, or in agony from grief or pain.
    With emotions which checked his voice and convulsed his powerful frame.   --Macaulay.
 2. To agitate greatly; to shake violently.
    The world is convulsed by the agonies of great nations.   --Macaulay.
 Syn: -- To agitate; disturb; shake; tear; rend.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make someone convulse with laughter; "The comedian convulsed
           the crowd"
      2: be overcome with laughter
      3: move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed
         around in his bed" [syn: thresh, thresh about, thrash,
          thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate]
      4: shake uncotrollably; "earthquakes convulsed the countryside"
      5: cause to contract; "The spasm convulses her facial muscles"
      6: contract involuntarily, as in a spasm; "The muscles in her
         face convulsed"