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verb as in disturb


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Multiple witnesses said Grant convulsed and vomited during the process.

The last man who died by lethal injection in Oklahoma, John Marion Grant, convulsed and vomited for several minutes following the administration of a sedative on October 28 — only heightening concerns about lethal injection practices.

From Vox

Oklahoma broke a six-year moratorium on executions Thursday in grisly fashion as the prisoner put to death convulsed and vomited as he died.

The inmate, John Marion Grant, reportedly died while vomiting and convulsing after being given the lethal injection.

From Time

They began defacing government websites in September 2020, a simple but highly visible act of protest that got them attention as the country convulsed in turmoil.

Lockett began to convulse violently, his head and chest rising up off the gurney multiple times as he called out, “Oh, man.”

A year later, it happened again, causing the emergency medical system to convulse into action once more.

"You positively convulse me, you're so very humorous," said Robinson, without a vestige of a smile.

When anger, avarice, and concupiscence convulse the peace of thy soul, look up to this star and call on Mary.

In a moment he could melt a popular audience to tears or convulse it with laughter.

At that moment he felt an electric thrill convulse her frame, followed by a complete stillness.

She would be thought asleep were it not for the tremors that periodically convulse her frame.

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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to convulse, such as: shake up, torment, agitate, bother, disturb, and rock.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.