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Meaning of ELECTRIC SHOCK

Pronunciation:  i'lektrik shâk

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body; "subjects received a small electric shock when they mae the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"
  2. [n]  the use of electric shock as a form of punishment
  3. [n]  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
 
 Synonyms: electrical shock, shock
 
 See Also: corporal punishment, harm, hurt, inborn reflex, injury, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, trauma, unconditioned reflex

 

 

 

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