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convulsion +‎ -ist


convulsionist (plural convulsionists)

  1. One who has convulsions.
    1. (historical) One of a group of eighteenth-century fanatics in France who went into convulsions under the influence of religious emotion.
      the Convulsionists of St. Médard

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for convulsionist in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)