electro-shock

electroshock

[ih-lek-truh-shok]
noun
2.
shock1 ( def 6 ).
verb (used with object)
3.
Psychiatry. to administer electroconvulsive therapy to.
4.
to pass an electric current through.

Origin:
1940–45; electro- + shock1

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electroshock e·lec·tro·shock (ĭ-lěk'trō-shŏk')
n.
See electroconvulsive therapy. v. e·lec·tro·shocked, e·lec·tro·shock·ing, e·lec·tro·shocks
To administer electroconvulsive therapy to a person.

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