Convulsion and Seizure


Convulsion noun - A violent disturbance (as of the political or social order).
Usage example: the Russian Revolution was one of the major convulsions of the 20th century
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Synonyms for Convulsion

Seizure is a synonym for convulsion in fit topic. In some cases you can use "Seizure" instead a noun "Convulsion", when it comes to topics like attack, health, spasm, muscle spasm. popular alternative


Seizure noun - A sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder.
Usage example: an epileptic seizure
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Synonyms for Seizure

Convulsion is a synonym for seizure in attack topic. You can use "Convulsion" instead a noun "Seizure", if it concerns topics such as fit, convulsive attack. popular alternative

Nearby Words: seize, seized, seizing

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  • This is a common misconception perpetrated in media that a seizure must be a convulsion (the kind where the person loses complete control of their body).
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