Definitions

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  • n. One who has convulsions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who has convulsions; esp., one of a body of fanatics in France, early in the eighteenth century, who went into convulsions under the influence of religious emotion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A eonvulsionary.
  • n. In geology, a catastrophist.

Etymologies

convulsion +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

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  • Sort of like speakings in tongues?

    December 28, 2008

  • One of a body of fanatics in France, early in the eighteenth century, who went into convulsions under the influence of religious emotion.

    December 19, 2008