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

 con·vul·sion /kənˈvʌlʃən/

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

 con·vul·sion /kənˈvəlʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·vul·sion n.
 1. Med. An unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body.
 2. Any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent shaking; a tumult; a commotion.
 Those two massy pillars,
 With horrible convulsion, to and fro
 He tugged, he shook, till down they came.   --Milton.
    Times of violence and convulsion.   --Ames.
 Syn: -- Agitation; commotion; tumult; disturbance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a
           fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter" [syn: paroxysm,
      2: violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
      3: a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
         [syn: turmoil, upheaval]
      4: a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval