What does the word convulsive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Convulsively.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Producing, resulting from, or characterized by convulsions.

Usage examples for convulsive

  1. There was a convulsive movement toward a gun on the part of the first man, but the gesture was frozen midway; the second man looked up, gaping, ludicrous in astonishment. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  2. He started to his feet with a convulsive effort. – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  3. Some asserted that they heard his kicks upon the floor, others could only hear convulsive sobs; then all fancied they could distinguish the sounds of a struggle. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor