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convulsion (kuhn VUL shuhn) (noun)
A violent or uncontrolled fit often accompanied by violent contractions of muscles: The doctor prescribed medication to control Diana's tendency to have a convulsion when she was anxious.
revulsion (ri VUL shuhn) (noun)
A negative reaction or sudden pulling away from a situation, individual, etc.: Adrienne showed a natural revulsion to the putrid smells in the factory.

When Jean unexpectedly had a convulsion, she threw up. Although Cynthia could understand what happened, her stomach had an instant revulsion to the odor.

revulsion (ri VUHL shuhn) (s) (noun), revulsions (pl)
1. A sudden violent feeling of disgust: Lynn felt complete revulsion when green beans were put on her plate because she absolutely hated them!
2. A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal: Tina reacted with revulsion when the war movie came on TV because she abhorred such films and so she went to a different channel for something more pleasant!
3. A sudden reaction; a complete change; which is applied to one's feelings: Mark felt a sensation of revulsion when he was called in to identify his brother who had just died in a car accident.
4. The act of turning or diverting any disease from one part of the body to another area: By applying heat or an ointment to her hands, which irritated her skin, a revulsion took place that counteracted the original discomfort or pain in her wrists.
This entry is located in the following units: -sion, -sions (page 9) vuls-, vell- (page 2)
(Greek: hate, hater, hatred; disgust for; revulsion of; contempt for; abhorrence of)