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electroshock

[ih-lek-truh-shok] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌʃɒk/
noun
2.
shock1 (def 6).
verb (used with object)
3.
Psychiatry. to administer electroconvulsive therapy to.
4.
to pass an electric current through.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; electro- + shock1
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Examples from the web for electroshock
  • Such ethical electroshock therapy has nothing to do with cultivation of character in children.
  • Then she lapsed into a depression, for which she was hospitalized and given electroshock treatment.
  • According to other reports, he was also given electroshock treatment on several occasions.
electroshock in Medicine

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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