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electric shock


noun
1. the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture (Freq. 1)
- they used cattle prods to administer electric shocks
Hypernyms:
corporal punishment, torture, torturing
2. trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning);
usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness
Hypernyms:
injury, hurt, harm, trauma
3. a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
- subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response
- electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks
Syn:
electrical shock, shock
Derivationally related forms:
shock (for: shock)
Hypernyms:
reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex,
inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction

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