convulse

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin convulsus, past participle of convellere (to pluck up, dislocate, convulse), from com- (together) + vellere (to pluck, pull)

For spelling, the -e (on -lse) is so the end is pronounced /ls/, rather than /lz/ as in gulls, and does not change the vowel (‘u’). Compare else, false, pulse.

Verb[edit]

convulse (third-person singular simple present convulses, present participle convulsing, simple past and past participle convulsed)

  1. (transitive) To violently shake or agitate.
  2. (transitive) To create great laughter.

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Adjective[edit]

convulse

  1. feminine plural of convulso

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

convulse

  1. vocative masculine singular of convulsus

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

convulse

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of convulsar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of convulsar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of convulsar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of convulsar