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1‘she's started to have convulsions’
fit, seizure, paroxysm, spasm, attack, muscular contractions
2convulsions‘the audience collapsed in convulsions’
fits of laughter, paroxysms of laughter, gales of laughter, peals of laughter, uncontrollable laughter
informal hysterics, stitches
3‘the political convulsions of the mid 20th century’
upheaval, eruption, turmoil, turbulence, disruption, agitation, disturbance, unrest, disorder, furore, upset, tumult, chaos
earthquake, cataclysm, storm
Sturm und Drang
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