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synonyms for convulse

  • shake up
  • torment
  • agitate
  • bother
  • disturb
  • rock
  • shake
  • stir
  • unsettle
  • writhe
See also synonyms for: convulsed

antonyms for convulse

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  • calm
  • order
  • quiet
  • soothe
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How to use convulse in a sentence

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.
OKLAHOMA WILL NOT EXECUTE JULIUS JONES, BUT THE OUTCOME SHOULD STILL TROUBLE YOUJAMIL SMITHNOVEMBER 18, 2021VOX
Oklahoma broke a six-year moratorium on executions Thursday in grisly fashion as the prisoner put to death convulsed and vomited as he died.
INMATE CONVULSES AND VOMITS IN FIRST OKLAHOMA EXECUTION IN SIX YEARSBLAKE MONTGOMERYOCTOBER 29, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
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.
HACKERS ARE TRYING TO TOPPLE BELARUS’S DICTATOR, WITH HELP FROM THE INSIDEPATRICK HOWELL O'NEILLAUGUST 26, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
She watched helplessly when her newborn convulsed with seizures.
WHEN BIRTHS GO HORRIBLY WRONG, FLORIDA PROTECTS DOCTORS AND FORCES FAMILIES TO PAY THE PRICEBY CAROL MARBIN MILLER AND DANIEL CHANG, MIAMI HERALDAPRIL 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
"You positively convulse me, you're so very humorous," said Robinson, without a vestige of a smile.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
When anger, avarice, and concupiscence convulse the peace of thy soul, look up to this star and call on Mary.
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
In a moment he could melt a popular audience to tears or convulse it with laughter.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
At that moment he felt an electric thrill convulse her frame, followed by a complete stillness.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
She would be thought asleep were it not for the tremors that periodically convulse her frame.
THE IRON TREVET OR JOCELYN THE CHAMPIONEUGNE SUE
She threw back her head, and he saw uncontrollable laughter convulse her beautiful throat.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
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WORDS RELATED TO CONVULSE

  • beat
  • churn
  • concuss
  • convulse
  • disturb
  • rock
  • rouse
  • stir
  • toss
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.