electric shock

noun
shock1 ( def 6 ).

Origin:
1940–45

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electric shock
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: shock 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

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Example sentences
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.
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