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electric shock

noun
1.
shock1 (def 6).
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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Examples from the web for electric shock
  • En route to dinner, it received a pleasurable electric shock.
  • Later the scientists would turn on the light and then give the rats a little electric shock.
  • The electrical insulation in the curling irons may break down, resulting in a possible electric shock and injury to the user.
  • Fluke is aware of two incidents involving these testers where consumers received a mild electric shock.
British Dictionary definitions for electric shock

electric shock

noun
1.
the physiological reaction, characterized by pain and muscular spasm, to the passage of an electric current through the body. It can affect the respiratory system and heart rhythm Sometimes shortened to shock
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